GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria child is one of seven winners of the 2019 Young Live, BIG Stories contest sponsored by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command’s Child and Youth Services.
Therese Mesina won for her art submission in the 3- to 4-year old category.
The art and essay contest is part of the 2019 Month of the Military Child observance. Military children and youth in grades preschool through 12th were eligible to enter the contest. Participants submitted an essay or artwork to tell their story of what it means to be a military child or youth. Prizes are given for the winners of each age category and one overall winner.
The other six winners hail from all over the world.
Melanie McDaniel, USAG Hawaii, is the overall winner for her essay describing the advantages and disadvantages of being a military child.
Art winners were:
Essay winners were:
Entries were scored based on content, form, grammar, presentation of the main idea and creativity.