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Heritage's Laws of Life contest winners celebrated April 16
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The Rotary Club of Conyers will host its Annual Laws of Life Essay Contest winners from Heritage High School on Thursday, April 16.

Laura Daniel, School Contest Chair and Diane Daniels-Adoma, Conyers Rotary Youth Director, Thua Barlay, Conyers Rotary Club President along with Rich Autry, Superintendent will share in presentation of the awards with the Rotary Club members.

The Conyers Rotary Club and Laws of Life contest are both committed to character education and promoting better communities. The Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest is a program of the non-profit Georgia Rotary Districts Character Education Program (GRDCEP). There are similar Laws of Life contest across the nation and internationally, but the Georgia contest is the largest Laws of Life contest in North America, and the second largest in the world next to China's. The Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest is a state-wide essay, character-values based contest for high school students. The contest asks students to select a "Law of Life" (wise saying or quote) and write an essay on how the maxim applies to their lives. Forty-nine schools across the state participated this year and nearly 40,000 Law of Life essays were written by Georgia students. This year more than $17,000 is being presented by the Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest in student and teacher award money. Each grade level winner receives a $50 cash award.

The Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest is a character education and ethical literacy program for high school students, grades 9 - 12. The contest asks students to select a Law of Life or maxim (such as "Honesty is the best policy," or "To give is better than to receive"), and to write a personal essay explaining how the Law of Life applies to the student's life. The program challenges students to reflect upon core values such as perseverance, generosity, courage and compassion, and it rewards those students who are willing to take a stand for their beliefs.

Laws of Life Essay Contest helps Builds stronger community-school ties by enabling educators and community members to work side-by-side on a positive and affirming activity.