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The National Center for Fathering & The Kansas City Royals Baseball Club Announce the Following:

2008 Kansas City Royals Father of the Year
Essay Contest Winners

Click on the first name in each grade level to read the overall winning essay for that level.

Grade
Award Winner
School
City
1st Grade
Heartland Academy
Belton
Alexis A.
Holliday Montessori
Kansas City
Sammi M.
Bentwood Elementary
Overland Park
Dymand S.
University Academy
Kansas City
Tyley W.
Lee's Summit Christian Community School
Lee's Summit
2nd Grade
University Academy
Kansas City
Gabe C.
Pleasant Lea Elementary
Lee's Summit
Armando H.
Davis R-XII School
Clinton
Dawan W.
Holliday Montessori
Kansas City
Sophia Z.
University Academy
Kansas City
3rd Grade
Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy
Overland Park
Briana B.
Lone Jack Elementary
Lone Jack
Riley C.
Wellsville Elementary
Wellsville
Jade P.
Prairie Branch Elementary
Grain Valley
Benjamin R.
Briarwood Elementary
Prairie Village
4th Grade
Liberty Oaks Elementary
Kansas City
Melissa C.
Gifted Education Department
Independence
Chanté H.
Ravenwood Elementary
Kansas City
Kaycie P.
Pleasant Lea Elementary
Lee's Summit
Edward T.
Heartland A.
Belton
5th Grade
Shoal Creek Elementary
Kansas City
Vanessa M.
Blue Rapids Elementary
Blue Rapids
Emily N.
Dorothy Moody Elementary
Overland Park
Maximillian S.
Jefferson C-123 Schools
Conception Junction
Callie Van W.
Briarwood Elementary
Olathe
6th Grade
Bluejacket-Flint
Shawnee
Justin G.
Mid-Buchanan Elementary
Faucett
Sarah H.
Pleasant Lea Elementary
Lee's Summit
Danielle R.
Crest Ridge Elementary
Centerview
Lane S.
Manhattan Catholic Schools
Manhattan
7th Grade
Bode Middle School
St. Joseph
Camisha L.
Paola Middle School
Paola
Thomas M.
Pioneer Ridge Middle School
Olathe
Codie S.
Westridge Middle School
Overland Park
Koty T.
Wheatridge Middle School
Gardner
8th Grade
Wheatridge Middle School
Gardner
Lindsey E.
Maranatha Academy
Shawnee
Felipe B.
Bode Middle School
St. Joseph
Jillian K.
Indian Woods Middle School
Overland Park
Lucy P.
Pioneer Ridge Middle School
Gardner
9th Grade
Jefferson C-123 Schools
Conception Junction
Chris B.
Ruskin High School
Kansas City
Jesse E.
Jefferson C-123 Schools
Conception Junction
Andrew R.
Ruskin High School
Kansas City
Shedrenna W.
Ruskin High School
Kansas City
10th Grade
Bishop Miege High School
Roeland Park
Nate E.
Bishop Miege High School
Shawnee Mission
Kelsey R.
Maranatha Academy
Shawnee
Allan R.
Maranatha Academy
Shawnee
Damesheon T.
Sumner Academy
Kansas City
11th Grade
Summer Academy
Kansas City
Katie B.
Kearney R-1 High School
Kearney
Gabriella G.
Bishop Miege High School
Kansas City
Chayla H.
Kearney R-1 High School
Kearney
Kelly K.
Park Hill South High School
Riverside
12th Grade
Wasburn Rural High School
Topeka
Joy F.
Sumner Academy
Kansas City
Suzanne H.
Sumner Academy
Kansas City
Ernest S.
Sumner Academy
Kansas City
Susan T.
Nemaha Valley High School
Seneca