EVERYDAY HEROES: THE POWER OF ONE
We are excited to be kicking off the 2016-17 Honoring Our Heroes Essay program on November 11th, Veterans Day. Honoring Our Heroes is a writing program that encourages students to discover, honor, and write about real-life heroes - role models displaying generosity, trust, persistence, dedication, leadership, creativity, caring, bravery, imagination, service, gentleness, courage or compassion. Students are asked to redefine media-hyped and cartoon heroes such as professional athletes, movie stars, and rock musicians and instead recognize someone who has made a more personal impact on the student's life such as a family member, doctor, public safety officer, soldier, or teacher.
What a great opportunity to honor someone who may not even know what a difference they are making in your child’s life!
The rules of this writing contest are:
Essay Rules and Guidelines
1. The essay can be handwritten or typed.
2. The essay must be on one single sheet of 8½ x 11-inch paper
(Single or double-sided but no more than one sheet of paper)
3. Completed entry form below must be attached to essay
4. Student name ONLY should be placed in top right corner of the essay;
NO other identifying information should be on the essay.
5. A picture of the hero should be attached if possible.
Label the picture on the back with the student’s name.
Entries will be judged on the student’s ability to articulate the qualities of the hero and to describe the manner in which the hero has impacted the student’s life.
ECCC will hold a special reception to recognize the first place winner from each grade level at each school.
Please request an entry form if your child is interested in this inspirational contest. Entries are due to your child’s teacher by January 27, 2017
Please contact Jennifer Powers at Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.