The 2018 Kids Philosophy Slam National Award Winners:

Winners in each grade level will be included in all National press releases. 2018 winners now posted. Links to all winning entries will be posted by Friday June 8th. (Refresh your browser for updates) Award letters will be mailed to teachers or designated student contacts the week of June 4th.

The 2018 Most Philosophical Student in America is:

Ashwin Pillai, California.

2nd place: Valenni Passaro, New York.
3rd place: Adina Rahman, New York.
4th place: Erica Marciante, New York.

The 2018 Most Philosophical School in America:
The winner is: Archimedean Middle Conservatory, Florida.

The 2018 Most Philosophical 8th Grader in America:
The winner is: Tess Boutin, California.


2nd place: Chloe Creighton, Missouri.
3rd place: Jane Park, New York.
4th place: Lindsay Fabricant, New York.

The 2018 Most Philosophical 7th Grader in America:
The winner is: Maria Lopresto, Minnesota.


2nd place: Ava Marsden, Missouri.
3rd place: Martha Duncan, Missouri.
4th place: Adam Hoekstra, Minnesota.

The 2018 Most Philosophical 6th Grader in America:
The winner is: Vincent Rivellese, New York.


2nd place: Ryan Chan, New York.
3rd place: Noah Wong, Illinois.
4th place: Ethan Tyrrell, Colorado.


The 2018 Most Philosophical 5th Grader in America:
The winner is: Bernadette Spear, Pennsylvania.


2nd place: Elaine Wang, California.
3rd place: Kevin Tritschler, New York.
4th place: J’leanna Locascio, Minnesota.

The 2018 Most Philosophical 4th Grader in America:

The winner is: Kalyani Bhat, Iowa.


2nd place: Geddy Moss, New York.
3rd place: Bennett Legg, Minnesota.
4th place: Zakary Kessler, New Jersey.

The 2018 Most Philosophical 3rd Grader in America:
The winner is: William Shurts, New Jersey.


2nd place: Adelaide Spear, Pennsylvania.
3rd place: Lily Fischbeck, New Jersey.
4th place: James Long, New York.

The 2018 Most Philosophical 2nd Grader in America:
The winner is: Rohit Vankamamidi, Minnesota.


2nd place: Aliyah Shafi, Minnesota.
3rd place: Yasmeen Benlhabib, Minnesota.

The Robert P. Felker Award for the most poetic essay:
The winner is: Ryan Chan, New York.

The James W. Buchan Award for writing excellence:
The winner is: Ashwin Pillai, California.

The Mary Felker Award for the most artistic entry:
The winner is: J’leanna Locascio, Minnesota.


The 2018 International Award Winner:

The winner is: Announced June 26th.

 

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