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Better Business Bureau announces Laws of Life finalists
Finalists announced for the third annual Laws of Life essay contest
February 18, 2014

Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin has narrowed down the Laws of Life essay contest entries to 12 finalists. The purpose of the Laws of Life essay contest is to allow students to share the values that they believe will guide them throughout their lives. Local sixth through eighth-grade students are encouraged to write from the heart and express the core values, or laws of life, by which they live. The essay contest rules do not restrict the content. Students are encouraged to write from the heart.

Participating schools encouraged students to write a contest essay, and winners from those schools were submitted to the BBB Education Foundation for judging in the regional contest. Laws of Life essays are judged by a panel of professionals from the business and academic communities. All of the young essayists are honored at an award ceremony in front of their parents, teachers, school administrators and members of the community. 

BBB proudly presents this year’s essay finalists:


NAME                                          MIDDLE SCHOOL                               GRADE

Kaye Aguaviva                      Krueger Middle School                     7     

Arianna Blazicko                    Krueger Middle School                     7

Jocelyn Chavez                     Krueger Middle School                     7

Oscar De La Torre                 Krueger Middle School                     7

Thomas Hart                        San Antonio Academy                     8       

Andrew Hieger                      San Antonio Academy                     7

Lee Charles McNeil                San Antonio Academy                     7

Jaquelynn Meiers                  KIPP Academy                               6

H  Zachery Powell                 San Antonio Academy                    6

Angel Pham                         Krueger Middle School                     7

Andres Rodriguez                  San Antonio Academy                     8

Eli Skop                               Keystone School                           8


The winners will be announced at a banquet on March 25, 2014. First through fourth place will receive a framed certificate and monetary award ranging from $50 to $200. All student winners will be recognized for their accomplishments, and the first place regional winner will have the opportunity to read his or her essay at the evening banquet.

Schools interested in participating in next year’s Laws of Life Essay Contest should contact Dean Taylor, BBB Education Director, at 210.212.1123 or