The following submission was made as an entry to win a OC1 from an amazingly generous donor, who wanted to see the canoe truly enjoyed, rather than turn a profit. Entrants were asked to submit an essay answering the following:
- Part 1: “Describe how paddling has changed your life.”
- Part 2: “How do you plan to use this canoe, and perhaps someday pass it along?”
Ashlyn Graves, California
i ❤ paddling!!!!
[ editors note: Ashlyn, 7 years old, understood that she would be ineligible to win due to knowing the judges but wanted to write her first essay regardless and share her story. Plus she was very excited to have it posted on the internet. So there ya go!:) ]