My Mount Rushmore

Lindsey Stuckey

The Real Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is located near Keystone, South Dakota. It was designed by Gutzon Borglum. He chose four people that he thought were important to the United States. Mount Rushmore has the faces of four former presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. It was finished in 1941. If I could design my own Mt. Rushmore I would have the faces of the following people, who are important to me, carved into the granite: Todd Stuckey, Laurie Stuckey, Bethany Hamilton, and Jan Stuckey.

My First Person

The first person I would put on my Mount Rushmore would be my dad, Todd Stuckey. Ever since I was little, he has spent a lot of time with me. He taught me how to play baseball and basketball when I was really young. (He would always let me win!) My dad also works really hard so that I can participate in all of the things that I do. He wakes up really early in the morning and works hard all day long. I love my dad a lot and I think that he really deserves to be on my Mt. Rushmore.

My Second Person

The second person I would put on my Mount Rushmore would be

my mom, Laurie Stuckey. I really love her a lot. My mom spends lots of

her time driving me around. My mom also works hard cleaning and

doing chores around the house. She makes us dinner every night. I think

my mom definitely deserves to be on my Mount Rushmore.

My Third Person

The third person I would put on my Mount Rushmore would be

Bethany Hamilton. She is a surfer who got her arm bitten off by a shark.

I think she's a great role model. She has taught me that even in tough

times, you should never give up. She is definitely not a poor sport.

Bethany Hamilton was very determined, and someday I would like to be

like her.

My Fourth Person

The fourth and final person that I would put on my Mount

Rushmore would be my grandma, Jan Stuckey. My grandma loves me a

lot. She drives a long ways to watch me play basketball and softball.

When I was little, she taught me how to play the piano and we would

play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" together. My grandma would always

take me to the Henry Doorley Zoo when I was younger. I really love my

grandma, and I think she deserves to be on my Mount Rushmore.


In conclusion, the four people I would put on my Mount Rushmore

inspire me. They will always be great role models. Even though there will

never be a national memorial with these people, they will always be

special to me.