Virtual Colonial Days

Congratulations, Virtual Colonial Days Essay Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Virtual Colonial Days Essay Contest. The theme for the contest was “Agents of Change,” and students were invited to reflect on what they learned from our Virtual Colonial Days programs and write about how they would like to be Agents of Change in their own community, nation or world. Each winner’s classroom received fun educational prizes donated by Colonial Williamsburg and Mount Vernon.


$200 First Place Winner
Mikaela Heron
Prairie View Elementary School, Enid


$100 Second Place Winner

Daebrein Williams
Frontier Elementary School, Red Rock


$50 Third Place Winner
Olivia Robbins
Chattanooga Elementary School, Chattanooga

First-place winner Mikaela Heron and her teacher Tina Green of Prairie View Elementary School in Enid.

Thank you to every teacher and student who participated in this year’s Virtual Colonial Days.
Watch for details coming this fall on Virtual Colonial Days 2022-23.

Special Thanks!

More than 11,000 Oklahoma students from 150 districts are participating in
Virtual Colonial Days 2022, thanks to these generous supporters:

Oklahoma Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Larry and Diana Brown
Charles L. Oppenheim

Thank you to our Virtual Colonial Days Committee members:

Project Directors Teresa Potter, Instructional Coach, Putnam City Schools; and Brenda Wheelock, Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence,
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Education Staff Tab Broyles, Andy Engel, Rachel Honchul, Jodi Norman,
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate Education Staff Allison Wickens and Sadie Troy