Early in 2017, Glenn launched an essay-writing contest that challenged high schoolers to analyze famous people from history and uncover their life stories --- before they were famous. Two Texas high schools stepped up to the challenge and got their students involved.
Students who participated aimed for historical accuracy and originality. Final contestants were held up for an online vote before winners were selected.
A senior from Johnny Economedes High School in Edinburg, Texas --- Zayda G. --- won the first round with her essay on George Washington, "The Farmer." The winner of round two was Rachel C., a junior from Kilgore High School in Kilgore, Texas, who focused her essay on Abraham Lincoln, "The Lawyer."
Mercury One presented both winners with a scholarship and treated them to a tour of Glenn's studios and an exclusive look at his historical artifact collection.
Below are photos from their visit:
Zayda poses with Glenn in front of a chalk board at Mercury Studios in Dallas, Texas. Photo by Amber Fisher.
Zayda and her mom sit on the Forrest Gump bench at Mercury Studios in Dallas, Texas. Photo by Amber Fisher.
Zayda handles artifacts in Glenn's history museum at Mercury Studios in Dallas, Texas. Photo by Amber Fisher.
Rachel and her dad pose with Glenn at Mercury Studios in Dallas, Texas. Photo by Amber Fisher.
Rachel poses with Star Wars memorabilia on Glenn's radio set at Mercury Studios in Dallas, Texas. Photo by Amber Fisher.
Who better to tell these stories than young American students, willing to explore and share their untold beginnings, and show their relevance today?
To learn more about Mercury One's efforts to provide education and to restore the human spirit, visit MercuryOne.org/education.