1999 Mount Rushmore
International Writing Contest
Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln:
Presidents with Visions for America

If they could speak today,
what might they say?

Second Grade Winner
Noelle Schoniger
Keystone, South Dakota

The Presidents Give Advice

Abraham Lincoln:
Always return the things you borrow even if you have to walk several miles. Read lots of books. They help you learn.

Theodore Roosevelt:
Exercise is good for your body. It can make you healthy if you are sick. Be kind to animals and children.

George Washington:
Good manners are very important. Treat all people nicely. Be a good leader. If your men have to sleep in a tent, then you sleep in one too.

Thomas Jefferson:
Everyone can teach you something. Girls are as smart as boys. The more you write, the better you get.