The long awaited winners were announced in LCE’s Writing And Art Challenge.
Above is the Grand Prize Winner, entitled The Chief by Wiyaka Little Spotted Horse, a High School student at the Little Wound School. Her entry had the unanimous support of judges for the Grand Prize and Wiyaka earned a $350 prize for her amazing entry.
As often happens, the judges awarded several Runner-Up prizes for entries. AND, the Runners-Up are: Tyler Bishop (Crazy Horse School), Macy Two Bulls (Crazy Horse School), Quinda Burning Breast (Crazy Horse School), Lauren Yellow Elk (Crazy Horse School) and Dorothy Youngmen (Crazy Horse School).
Tyler’s picture of the hills contains the following message from Dr Seuss:
“Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets,
so love the people who treat you right,
forgive the ones who don’t and
believe that everything happens for a reason.
If you get a chance, take it.
Nobody said it would be easy.
They just promised it would be worth it.”
Macy includes two messages on her drawing. First is a quote from Kyle N. BlackBear, a member of the National Guard who was stationed in Kuwait: “No matter how hard your coach, or instructor or parent or guardian is on you, just appreciate it because one day you’re gonna look back at it; be thankful.”
She also includes a tribute: My uncle is my hero because he inspires me to and be my best at everything. When he calls from Kuwait, just to hear his voice makes me want to keep going. He is risking his life for the lives of others. He is my uncle, my brother. So I salute him.”