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2022 YLBS Winners

As part of the 2022 Month of the Military Child (MOMC) celebration, military

children and youth preschool through twelfth grade had the opportunity to

enter the Young Lives, BIG Stories Contest.   Each participant provided an

essay or art work to tell their story on what it means to be a military

child or youth.   Prizes are given for the winners of each of the age

categories and one overall winner.   


The entries were scored based on the following criteria: content, form,

grammar, presentation of the main idea and creativity.   All entries are to

be commended for their participation.   After careful review of each of the

entries, we are pleased to announce the winners for the 2022 Young Lives,

BIG Stories Contest:

Overall Winner Ft Drum  Scarlett B. 


Age 3-4 Naval Station Norfolk - Skylar C. 



Ages 5-Grade 1 - USAG Bavaria - Ciara P.



Grades 2 – 3- Ramstein AFB - Violet L.
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Grades 4 – 5 - USAG Stuttgart - Kailey C.
Written Submission (PDF)

Grades 6 – 8 - USAG Bavaria - Michaela U.
Written Submission (PDF)


Congratulations to all of our winners!! And thanks to all of our wonderful 2022 YLBS submissions.