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Laws of Life Essay Contest

The Laws of Life Essay Contest was first held in 1987. The contest is endorsed by the National School Boards Association and is on the National Association of Secondary School Principals’ National Advisory List of Student Contests and Activities. The purpose of The Laws of Life Essay Contest is to allow for students to determine the values which will guide them throughout their lives.

The essay contest rules do not restrict the content; rather, the students are to write “from the heart”. All of the young essayists are honored at an award ceremony in front of their parents, teachers, school administrators, and members of the community. These award ceremonies are sponsored by responsible individuals, youth groups, character education organizations, civic groups, corporations, local businesses, foundations, schools and colleges interested in helping young people develop their lifelong guiding values.

Out of 430 entries, 12 finalists and their families have been invited to attend a special ceremony where the winners will be announced and awarded a cash prize as well as a certificate signed by Mayor Julian Castro:

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
Zachery Powell  San Antonio Academy  6
Angel Pham  Krueger Middle School 7
Andres Rodriguez San Antonio Academy 8
Eli Skop  Keystone School 8


Click here to see the 2013 - 2014 Laws of Life Essay Contest Finalists

If you are interested in participating in upcoming contests, please check back on this webpage for more information. 


If you are interested in offering financial support for the Laws of Life Essay Contest, please call Dean Taylor at 210.212.1101 ext. 1123.   Sponsorship Information