LB Student Earns National Honor

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LARC student Winter Collinson was named the Third Most Philosophical Fifth Grader in America in the Kids Philosophy Slam competition. This program inspires students to unlock their intellectual and creative potential through a unique and powerful philosophical forum. 

After studying a unit on philosophy, LARC students contemplated the philosophical question for the competition and conducted research to write a creative response to the question "Hate or Love: Which has a greater impact on society?" 

Winter addressed this topic and concluded her piece with the Martin Luther King, Jr. quote, “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” She reflected further in stating, “All in all, I’d agree if you said hate has a stronger impact on society than love, even though, love is far better.” Her full winning entry is shared on the Philosophy Slam website at