Winners of 2008 Christian Worldview Essay Contest
The First Prize of $3000 plus 15 books goes to Jeremy Mills of Tullahoma, Tennessee, for his essay "Under God?"
The Second Prize of $2000 plus 10 books goes to Devra Dato-On of Richardson, Texas, for her essay "Unless the Lord Build the House."
The Third Prize of $1000 plus five books goes to Jesse Smith of Colorado Springs, Colorado, for his essay "Foundations for a Free Capitalistic Republic."
Congratulations to our three winners, and thanks to all those who entered the Contest. All entrants had to read the book "Freedom and Capitalism: Essays on Christian Politics and Economics" by Dr. John W. Robbins and write an essay about the book.
The First Prize winner is Jeremy Mills.
|The Second Prize winner is Devra Dato-On.
Biography: I am a resident of Texas and a member of Dallas Reformed Baptist Church. I was homeschooled from my primary years through high school and now am a college sophomore enrolled at Collin County Community College. I am also taking correspondence courses at Judson College (AL) where I will complete my degrees in Music and English. I have studied Classical piano for 11 years and have loved reading and writing, particularly on the subject of American history. Studying about our country’s history and government has always been a particular enjoyment, which prompted me to enter various essay contests. It was a privilege to receive awards in contests sponsored by the Texas Sons of American Revolution, the Fleet Reserve Association, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
|The Third Prize winner is Jesse Smith.
Biography: Jesse Smith grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota where he majored in philosophy. Shortly after returning to Colorado Springs upon graduation, he ended up on the Trinity Foundation website where he discovered the works of Gordon H. Clark and John W. Robbins. God directed him to Trinity Covenant Reformed Church where he and his wife, Cathy, are currently going through the membership process. Jesse works as a high school special education paraprofessional, and he is considering becoming a special education teacher. When he is not reading and thinking about theology, politics, and economics, he takes long walks with his wife.