Project Description

2001 Diamond Winners

9th Annual Diamond Day – April 2, 2001

Orange County,

Grade 1-6 Category

E. J. Debowski

  • A beautiful rose that blooms in July. With bright golden sapphires – those are her eyes. Her hair is black like the calm, silent night. That’s my mom alright!
  • Grade: 4
  • School: John Malcom Elementary
  • School City: Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Diamond Teacher:
  • Diamond Mom: Lisa

Orange County,

Grade 7-12 Category

Alyssa Connella

  • Mom is a masterpiece created with love. Her sparkling smile shines from above. Bountiful in kindness, she proceeds with great care. Without knowing how much I appreciate her there.
  • Grade: 7
  • School: La Paz Intermediate
  • School City: Mission Viejo, CA
  • Diamond Teacher:
  • Diamond Mom: Michele


National Winner

Jesus Hernandez, Jr.

  • Behold the ark that bears the covenant of conception. From her womb the living bond arose. And so it is I must behold, my mother, the temple of creation.
  • Grade: 12
  • School:  St. Thomas High School
  • School City:  Las Vegas, NV
  • Diamond Teacher:
  • Diamond Mom: Carmen