“Honoring Our Heroes” Writing Contest
Sawnee Elementary PTA will be conducting our annual “Honoring Our Heroes” writing contest. This program encourages students to recognize a person that has been special to them, and the community we live in, and to express those thoughts through their writing abilities.
Students who would like to participate should select a real life hero who has made a difference and has shown one or more of the following characteristics: generosity, trust, persistence, dedication, leadership, creativity, caring, bravery, imagination, service, courage, or compassion. The student should show how this hero has had an impact on their life.
The hero must be someone that the student knows personally, and not a public figure like Steve Jobs or LeBron James OR a fictional character like Superman or Harry Potter. The hero can be anyone that has made a difference in the student’s life or community (mom, dad, grandparents, police officers, coaches, volunteers, teachers, etc…)
How to enter: Write or type about a personal hero using only one piece of 8 ½ x 11 paper, using both sides if needed. All entries MUST include a completed ‘Honoring our Heroes Student Entry Form’ which is located at the end of this post. You could even print the form and use the other side to write your essay, if you are going to write only one page. Entries will be judged based on content, not grammar or penmanship, but please be mindful to do your best work. Pictures drawn can be included but will not be included in the judging.
Deadline: Essays are due by Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Boxes will be placed in both front offices. There will be a winner for each grade level.
The class with most entries will get an ice cream party! Winners will be recognized at the next general PTA meeting.
Please contact Iveth Caruso firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.