2011 Heroes Essay Contest

Honoring our Heroes Essay contest sponsored by PTA
All students are invited to participate in this essay contest.   Entries will be taken from February 1st through February 15th. 

Honoring Our Heroes is a writing contest developed in 1995 by the Eastern Cobb County Council of PTAs.  The program was designed to encourage students to discover “real life” heroes who have shown generosity, trust, persistence, dedication, leadership, creativity, caring, bravery, imagination, service, gentleness, courage, or compassion.  The creators of the program wanted students to redefine the heroes they saw portrayed in the media - cartoon characters, professional athletes, rock stars, etc. - and instead recognize the true heroes in their lives.  Our real heroes are grandparents, parents, siblings, doctors, policemen, soldiers, teachers, and anyone else that has made a real and positive impact on a student’s life. 


Entries should be typed or handwritten on one single sheet of 8½ x 11 paper - double-sided is acceptable.  This entry form must be completed and submitted with each essay, along with a picture of the hero, with the student, if possible.  Please label the picture 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.


Three winners will be chosen for each age bracket:  K/1, 2/3, and 4/5.  These winning entries will then be submitted to ECCC for further judging.   County winners will be honored at a reception on March 31, 2011 at J.J. Daniell Middle School.


For more information, please contact Lori Garduque or Sallie White. 


An informational flyer and contest entry form will also be sent home in your student's backpack.



For more information about this program,
please click on the following link:
Addison PTA,
Jan 28, 2011, 10:38 AM