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Who is your favorite U.S. president?

Winning Essays

Posted: February 8, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: February 8, 2011 1:55 a.m.
 

The following essays were submitted by fifth-grade students from Live Oak Elementary School.

First place
Victoria Dietz

President Abraham Lincoln is my favorite president, because he did many great things. One of the favorite things I learned about him was how honest he was. My dad says, “Mean what you say and say what you mean.” This reminds me of Lincoln.

President Lincoln didn’t have a great education, but he was able to become a lawyer, Illinois State Legislator and a United States House Representative. He was an example of being able to do great things with hard work. Most kids can’t even do those things nowadays.

In 1860, he was elected to be our president. He led our country through a very difficult time, the Civil War.
Lincoln fought to stop slavery.

I like that he fought to abolish slavery and fought to save the rights of people. That means so much to me because then little boys and girls don’t have to be sold to an owner while their parents are somewhere else.

Second place
Christos Stefanos

My favorite president is Ronald Reagan because he stopped the rule of Grenada, so he actually helped Grenada. Reagan helped the people in Grenada from doing things they didn’t want to do.

Third place
Amanda Doucette

Overall, my favorite president has to be Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan has his own museum that I must tell you about. There is a picture of him in that museum made of jelly beans.

His favorite kinds of jelly beans are black licorice and blueberry. In the museum, it has a plane that he used to go somewhere. There was a wall in the back courtyard that showed what it was like for slaves on one side and freedom on the other side.

The Ronald Reagan museum is actually really cool. In December, it’s even decorated for Christmas. Ronald Reagan is awesome.

Hunter Daniels

My favorite president is George Washington, because he was the first president, lead the Revolutionary War and he was the only president who didn’t live in the White House. That is why he is my favorite president. Thank you for reading.

Kristina Blackledge
Abraham Lincoln is my favorite president, because he helped stop slavery. I hated slavery because it wasn’t right. That’s why I like Abraham Lincoln.

Devin Sims
My favorite U.S. president is Barack Obama because he fixed all the things George W. Bush did. Barack Obama is the first-ever black president in the White House. Obama has a wife. Her name is Michelle. He has two daughters, Sasha and Malia. They have a dog, too.

Barack Obama is the fourth president to have kids in the White House. This is why he has accomplished so many things. So that’s my favorite president.

Adam Goossen
My favorite president is Reagan, even though I’m related to John Adams and John Quincy Adams. I like Reagan, because he cleared the communism thing. Plus, he has an awesome library. I love the library. Reagan was the best president we had. It is really cool how the blue jelly bean was made for Reagan to make red, white and blue for the flag, because he loved jelly beans. His favorites were blue and black.

Collin McKinney
My favorite president is John F. Kennedy. He made the Peace Corps. He sent the first man to the moon. But he was assassinated. A sniper hit the driver and hit John F. Kennedy. He is in the game “Call of Duty.”

He was the 35th president. I think he died when he was in his 40s.

Arianna Carranza
My favorite president is Barack Obama. He is my favorite president because he is helping Haiti. He is doing a great job running the U.S. He is being a very good father, too. He is a very good role model to kids.
I wonder if my dad was the president, if he would pay attention to me. I think he would. Anyway, Barack Obama is a very good and wonderful president. He is my favorite president.

Barbara Gildo
Let me see. Well, my favorite president is, um ... Ronald Reagan. I think of Reagan as a one-of-a-kind person, because he saved the medical students from Grenada. He did all he could do to save them, and at last he saved those medical students.

Reagan appeared in more than 50 films before turning to politics. He was also the oldest man to be elected president. He was born on Feb. 6, 1911.

Kaleb Quesada
My favorite president is Ronald Reagan because I went to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Ronald Reagan also helped the medical students in Grenada because of communism. Ronald Reagan is my favorite president. Who’s yours?

Leslie Paez

My favorite president is Abraham Lincoln. I think he was a good president, because he was honest and he freed the slaves. To me, honesty is a very good quality because not many people have it. Now, children lie a lot. It is too bad that Lincoln is dead now, because he could’ve taught us children to be honest. It might be hard, but anyone can do it. Just remember how Abraham Lincoln was honest, and maybe you could be honest too. And that’s why I think Abraham Lincoln was a good president.

Vanessa Lara

My favorite president is Ronald Reagan, because he was brave enough to save the medical students in Grenada to stop communism. Reagan helped U.S. hostages before the medical students were lead by Cuba. I like Ronald Reagan because he is very brave and respectful, but most of all, he’s fair. Do you like Reagan? What president do you like?

Luna Morales

My favorite president is Ronald Reagan. The reason he is my favorite president is because he saved about 600 medical students from Grenada when communism was big. Before he was president, he did about 75 films. He also served in the military. When he was president, he made sure everyone was treated the way they wanted to be treated.

Alex Castillo

My favorite president is Reagan, because he fought for Grenada from being taken over from Cuba. A fact about him is that Reagan appeared in more than 50 films before turning to politics. He was shot in an assassination attempt by John Hinckley Jr. Reagan is the oldest man to be elected president. He was born on Feb, 6, 1911, in Tampico, Ill., and died in 2004.

Alexa Trujillo

My favorite president is Barack Obama. He is doing a great job running the U.S. Even his wife and kids are helping stay active and eating better. Obama is also the first African-American president in the U.S. Haiti has been getting a lot of help from Obama and that’s another reason Obama is my favorite president.

Kylie Eichman
My favorite president is Ronald Reagan. I choose Reagan, because he was a good president. When Reagan was the president, George Bush was his vice president. Reagan was the 40th president of the USA. I choose him, because he has so much stuff to learn about and what he did for the country.

Joey Mejia
For my favorite president, I am choosing Barack Obama. Obama has been getting goals for people and his country. He has been like no other president before. He is amazing.

When the economy dropped, he was on it. He never doubted anybody or anything. The reason why he is awesome is because he does a lot of things for this country, especially when he was new to office. Nobody knew him until now, and that is my favorite president.

Blake Kuykendall
My favorite president is George W. Bush, because he kept the economy good, even when 9/11 happened, and he still kept the economy perfect. Man, the good days when we had a lot of money, I made $5 a week for allowance. Thanks for listening to my favorite president.

Jacob Manly
My favorite president is Ronald Reagan, because he was not scared to bomb other countries. He also did as much as he can to help and save the American medical students in Grenada.

He made other countries scared of him. If other countries hurt our people, he’d bomb their country. Of course, he also did help with other things. That is why Ronald Reagan is my favorite president.

Tiffanie Murcia
My favorite U.S. presidents are Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln. I chose Reagan because he tried to get all the medical students out of Grenada so Cuba wouldn’t invade Grenada. I also chose Lincoln. because he also stopped slavery.

The president I really liked was Reagan because I visited his library many times and it’s very beautiful. It’s a fun place to go and you can also learn a lot of things about Reagan. Those were my favorite presidents of the U.S.

Mack Bailey
My favorite president is Ronald Reagan because I think he was brave and responsible.

He was brave to help the USA and responsible to do paperwork to help our economy and the USA. Reagan died by 2005 and was buried at his library outside.

Ian Seeley
My favorite president would be George Washington. Not only because he was the first president, he also served a great part in our military.

George Washington and many other presidents helped our country to grow, and I believe Washington started it all. In the future, I hope our country continues to grow with the help of our future presidents.

Perla Lorenzo
Ronald Reagan is my favorite president. He is my favorite president, because he saved a lot of medical students from Grenada. Before he was a president, he was an actor. He appeared in more than 50 films. He was the oldest man to be elected. He got shot in an attempted assassination by John Hinkley Jr. He was a president for 8 years.

Lauryn Adams
My favorite president is Abraham Lincoln. I think it is smart, kind and brave that he did end slavery. When he did his speech, he was a good president.

Ryan Fiero

My favorite president is George Washington, because he was the first president of the United States of America. He also helped fight in the Revolutionary War.

He was the man who saved our country during bad times. He was the biggest factor in the Revolutionary War. That is why he is my favorite president.

Jared Regalado
Thomas Jefferson is my favorite president because Thomas Jefferson signed the Declaration of Independence, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom and founded the University of Virginia. He was the third president and he was born on April 13, 1743, in Albermarle County, Virginia, and he died July 4, 1826, at age 83. Who is your favorite president?

Cato Abraham
My favorite president is Barack Obama. He is my favorite president because he is the first black president and he tries to make things right.

Obama is very caring about other people and tries to be fair. He seems like a nice person to hang around with and this is one president that I will remember for the rest of my life. This is my favorite president.

Taylor Allmann
My favorite president is George Washington because he is the first president. Did you know Washington was the only president who did not live in the White House?

Washington is very important in our country’s history. If he didn’t lead the Revolutionary War, I think that we would still be ruled by Great Britain, so that’s why Washington is my favorite president. So thanks for reading. Bye.

Jairo Franco
My favorite president is Ronald Reagan because he helped the medical students get out of Grenada because it was a communist country.

It was going to be lead by Cuba. He also helped U.S. hostages that had been held in Iran for over 400 days. Anwaral-Sadat, the president of Egypt, was assassinated by our army. There were more jobs because of him.

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