Sam Araujo won the Celebrate America! Patriotic Essay Contest, 2015, for his essay and picture about the American he admires most. His prize was $500 towards a trip to Washington DC in May and a certificate which he received at the Celebrate America! Patriotic Celebration and Fireworks on July 5, 2015 at the Black Squirrel Golf Course. He drew a picture and wrote about Jason Contreras who was a soldier in Afghanistan. Sam was an eighth grader at Goshen Middle School and is the son of David and Sonia Araujo of Goshen.