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 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.
For an entry form, go to http://ecccpta.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/HOH-Entry-2012.pdf. Entries can be submitted to the Heroes basket in the office. If possible, please include a picture of the hero with each essay.