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Following is her winning essay. The sweet voice of mother - her strong, safe, embrace I long to possess her pure, natural, grace My Mother, my guide, and gemstone so rare Deserves out of likeness a diamond as fair Martha Velia Watson March 15, — September 14, Michael Diamond Mike Watson was born and adopted in Indianapolis in He spent his early life in New Albany, where his adopted parents raised him.
The foundation of the contest began while Watson was searching for his own birth mother when he was He joined a retail chain and worked in jewelry stores in Indiana, Kentucky and Kansas City, then moved to California in Armed with this information, he embarked on a search that lasted nearly 20 years.
The judge did, however, give Watson the report by the Department of Public Welfare, which contained information about his birth mother.
In mid he heard from the courthouse in Coatesville that the information on the license matched. He found that his birth mother's maiden name was Stewart, and also discovered her parent's address and telephone number.
He then learned that his mother had died in Over the years, the Why Mom Deserves a Diamond contest brought thousands of ethnically diverse families to Gallery of Diamonds Jewelers. In an effort to educate people of a broadened concept of mutual love and respect for people of foreign countries, Watson conceptualized a word that would mean, "the intense love and respect of persons from diverse backgrounds.
To date, approximately 20, kids submit their essays to the company's headquarters in Santa Ana, California, and nearly four thousand families come to Gallery of Diamonds Jewelers every year. The Orange County Register newspaper named him the winner of the "Holiday Spirit Award" inawarded to business owners who display the holiday spirit throughout the year.The "Why Mom Deserves a Diamond" contest is an American essay contest founded by Michael (Diamond Mike) Watson in Costa Mesa, California in The contest was established in honor of Watson's adoptive mother and the birth mother he had never known.
My Mom By Unknown, Unknown, Unknown As I thought about who had had the greatest impact on my life, I began to think of everyone who had been involved in my academic and athletic careers.
Winning essay writers will be able to select their Mom's special gift, and there will be crafts available for an additional hand-made surprise for Mom! Many of the children participating in the essay contest do not have the means to give their Mom's nice gifts for Mother's Day, which is why we encourage expressing their love and appreciation in.
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A total of 81 essays were received for The Holton Recorder’s eighth annual Mother’s Day contest. This year’s theme was “Why My Mother Is The Best.” Students at Holton, Jackson Heights and Royal Valley schools submitted essays, and a top winner and honorable mention were selected from three age divisions - high school, middle school and grade school.
Official Rules for the All-Star Mom Contest on iridis-photo-restoration.com Official Rules for the All-Star Mom Contest on iridis-photo-restoration.com Scores News Video Standings Stats such potential Grand Prize winner will be declared the official Grand Prize winner of the Contest). The five (5) Essays that receive the 2nd-6th highest total scores, as determined by.