February 21, 2013, Little Rock, AR-Arkansas Better Business BureauCenter for Character Ethics, the character education initiative of the BetterBusiness Bureau, announced the finalists in the 2013 Statewide Laws of LifeEssay Contest today. The statewidecontest is open to winners of local Lawsof Life essay contests for high school students. A panel of business leaders, educators, andcommunity volunteers judged the entries.
The Laws of Lifeessay contest was created by Sir John Templeton in 1987 to encourage youngpeople to reflect and write about their “laws of life” or the core values andideals by which they strive to live their life. Honesty, stewardship, compassion, excellence,equality, and truth are some of the topics this year’s finalists wrote about intheir essays. The Arkansas BBB Center for Character Ethics sponsors theStatewide Contest to encourage schools and communities in Arkansas to conductthis enriching and valuable experience.
Finalists, theirparents, teachers and contest judges will attend the Awards Banquet on April 9,2012 at Hendrix College in Conway where the winners will be announced. KATV personality Jason Pederson will addressthe finalists and offer congratulations. Cash prizes are awarded to finalists,their teachers and contest coordinators ranging from $25 - $500.
Contest finalists are:
Student High School
StephenBell HOPE Homeschool
Carey Beh Izard CountyConsolidated
KatherineFehlman HOPE Homeschool
MarkHatfield Izard CountyConsolidated
TrentonHatman Izard CountyConsolidated
MichallaKinsey Riverview HighSchool
VictorPadilla Izard CountyConsolidated
LilianePoirot Girl ScoutsChipato Valley Service Unit
Miriam Sims HOPE Homeschool
Lucas Smith Izard CountyConsolidated
VictoriaSpradley Girl ScoutsChipato Valley Service Unit
KatharineStanley Girl ScoutsChipato Valley Service Unit
MollyTaylor Izard CountyConsolidated
LeslieWallace Riverview HighSchool
SrannWattanodom Izard CountyConsolidated
Megan Yates Green Forest