We’re always very proud of the extremely talented crew we have here at HighGround and it looks like some of that talent has been passed on to the next generation. Houston Johnson, the six-year old son of Summer and Robert Johnson, was recently awarded the national first place prize among 1st graders for a short story he wrote for the Daughters of the American Revolution, with the theme of American Heritage. Take a read below:
“One night I fell asleep reading my Revolutionary War book. I dreamed I climbed into a time machine then there was a flash!!! Then I was standing in the middle of Yorktown. I heard gun shots. Then a sweaty and tired Patriot came out of the battle field. He knocked on my door and I said “Come in.” The Patriot soldier asked me “Do you want to be a Patriot soldier?” I said “Yes more than anything.” He handed me a gun and said “I’m very glad you are on our team.” I felt brave and happy because I always wanted to be Patriot. We walked to the battlefield.
We wanted to be free from British rule. We met General Washington, and I was really honored to see him. The tired sweaty soldier helped me learn how to reload the gun. The battle was long. When I saw some bloody men, it made me scared but I was brave enough to keep fighting. I felt really happy the day the British surrendered. We won the war but we lost a lot of friends. George Washington also risked his life as a general and became our first president. He said “farewell” to his men. It was awesome to meet this great founding father who was willing to sacrifice his life so we could have better lives.
I was watching General Washington step into his boat and float down the Potomac when I heard a voice calling me. I jumped back into my time machine and “flash”, I was back home and my mom was telling me it was time to get up and have breakfast. As I ate vanilla scones I thought about how thankful I am for my American heritage. I thought about how proud I am that my mom and dad worked at the White House. I thought about my dream and what I could do right now to honor and serve this great country. I decided in my heart that I would be a modern day Patriot.”
Congrats, Houston! We are looking forward to running your campaign someday. Houston is going into the 2nd grade at Northwest Christian School in Phoenix