Previous Essay Contest Winners

2020 Winners

1st Place: Nathan Phuong
2nd Place: Daniel Bean
3rd Place: Emily Fletcher

Spring 2018  Lincoln Essay Contest Winners
1st Place: Bethany Villaruz, Homestead High School
T-2nd Place: Sophie Steele, Northside High School
T-2nd Place: Jessica Melvin, Homestead High School

From L-R: Homestead High School Principal Park Ginder, 2nd Place winner Jessica Melvin, 1st Place winner Bethany Villaruz, Lincoln Librarian Emily Rapoza, Southwest Allen County Schools Superintendent Phil Downs

2nd Place winner Sophie Steele from Northside High School

Spring 2017  Lincoln Essay Contest Winners
1st Place: Callie Lehamn, Carroll High School
2nd Place: RaeAnn Dobler, Homestead High School
3rd Place: Amy Weibaker, Bishop Dwenger High School

The Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana announced the winner of its first annual Lincoln Essay Contest on Presidents’ Day 2017: Callie Lehman. She is pictured here (center) with (left to right) Allen County Public Library Senior Manager of Special Collections Curt Witcher, Friends of the Lincoln Collection board members Ed Breen and Gloria Shamanoff, and her parents, Steve Lehman and Tracy Whan.