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David O. McKay Essay Contest Winners 2023

  • Death of Spring

    Ariana Feichko It had been a nice April morning. The type of morning one would spend taking a walk or going to the park with a gaggle of children. Flowers bloomed and pollen danced in the soft air. The sun trickled in through the six large windows below the high-rise ceiling of my family’s living…

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  • Forks That Bend

    Samuel Charles At this point, I know plastic forks a little too well. I know the sizes, designs, and how much they try to imitate real metal silverware. I often have salads for lunch with my dad, a college professor, and we know all the best places on campus to get forks. We also know…

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  • On Feet Keeping

    Sarah Safsten I’ve been wondering about feet keeping ever since I first sang the hymn “Lead, Kindly Light” in church, and in the twenty years since. The part I’m wondering about goes like this: Lead, kindly light, amid th’encircling gloom; Lead thou me on! The night is dark, and I am far from home; Lead…

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  • Delaware and Pink Crayons

    Samantha Smith At eight years old, I am city league soccer and the gap be- tween my teeth and the Gummy candies I find in the pantry the day after Christmas, which is the final piece in the puzzle that clues me in to the realization that Santa is, in fact, my parents. My birthday…

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