From left, winners of the the Laws of Life essay contest Sam Harrod, Alec Temple, Rachel Roberts, Colin Jarvis and Austin Scott. (Staff photo/John Bush)
Five Wapakoneta High School students were recently named winners of the school’s Laws of Life Essay Contest, and are now eligible to compete at the state level in the spring.
The contest is sponsored by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the John Templeton Foundation, and is meant as a character education assessment.
The essay was assigned during the fall to all WHS seniors in their english classes. Students were asked to submit an essay that defined certain laws or values that they live their lives by, according to WHS english teacher Linda Temple.
For their efforts, all five students received a cash prize ranging from $25 for fifth place to $100 for first.
The winning students each told personal stories that have impacted the way they currently live their lives, or related their personal stories to aspects of popular culture.
For the full story, see the Monday, Feb. 24 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.