Thank you! Thank you! We are so excited for Jane! Her school is also very excited for her and will be watching!

- Julie, Parent of Jane, Holmes Elementary in Oak Park, Illinois

We already shared it with our friends and relatives in Bulgaria and ALL over the world! They will show the story in the school for everybody to watch. Thank you again and good luck with all you do to make words come alive!

- Angela, Parent of Tina, Skokie, Illinois

“Dr. Petersen, Carrie and I “Rebecca” want to say that your video of “Scarecrow Leaf Magic” by Amanda was truly amazing. We all know Amanda personally and adore her. Her gifts of art and happiness are true inspirations to all of us. We adore and cherish her. Thank you for sharing her story with others.”

- Rebecca, Viewer, Telford, Tennessee

Thanks so much, Ms. O’Neill!

I can’t wait to show Kate the pictures! I’ll definitely send a press release to our local newspaper, the Abilene Reporter News. (They sponsor our regional Scripps bee, and Kate had some contact with them after her fourth-place finish last year.)

It was very kind of you to send this message before the holiday. I’ll forward your message to Kate’s grandparents so that we can all look at the pictures together tomorrow!

I hope you and yours have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.


- John, Parent of Kate, Abilene, Texas

Last night was a magical evening for my entire family. We practically flew home on our respective clouds of happiness. Thank you for doing what you do and for celebrating the children and their unique visions.

- Mickie, Parent of Sam, CPS

Thank you so much for accepting my story. I thought that you got like a hundred of those a day so I would have never thought you would have even looked at it, so Thank you so so so so so so so so much. <3

- Brianna, Student Author, Viewer