Project Description

1999 Diamond Winners

7th Annual Diamond Day – April 11, 1999

Orange County,

Grade 1-6 Category

Blair Perkins

  • Her touch like breezes on warm summer days. Her laugh like one million tears being dried away. Mom is her name for which there is no other. Mom- mine forever.
  • Grade: 5
  • School: Taft Elementary
  • School City: Orange, CA
  • Diamond Mom: Wendi

Orange County,

Grade 7-12 Category

Paula Kim

  • A rose, pure and true. Movements of a rainbow. Voice like silk, and laughter like the drumming of raindrops. Diamond of life. Sparkling and glittering with unimaginable beauty. My mother.
  • Grade: 7
  • School: Los Alisos Intermediate
  • School City: Mission Viejo, CA
  • Diamond Mom: Michelle


National Winner

Brice Tomlinson

  • My mother has a heart of gold. Her love is the most precious thing I hold. And when I look at her I see, an angel sent to protect me.
  • Grade: 6
  • School: Trinity Christian Academy
  • School City: Addison, Texas
  • Diamond Mom: Jackie

Los Angeles.

National Winner

Roberto Ruiz

  • The salt of my life is my mom, which gives taste in all the recipes of life. She is the ingredient that gives inspiration in my journey to my goals.
  • Grade: 5
  • School: St. Malachy
  • School City: Los Angeles, CA
  • Diamond Mom: Margarite


National Winner

Chris Olsen Phillips

  • Gem of my heart, fair as can be. A star from heaven brought to earth. A precious jewel beyond compare. Deserving this diamond is my angel, my mother.
  • Grade: 6
  • School: Binford Elementary
  • School City: Bloomington, IN
  • Diamond Mom: Deb