GRDCEP – Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest

Possible project/classroom activities: writing essays about one's laws of life; providing respectful yet open feedback on another participant's essay; responding to feedback that one's essay generates reporting on any discussions that arise in one's classroom or group from writing Laws of Life essays.

“The Laws of Life Essay Contest helped my students with their writing skills...”

During the 2014-15 school year, approximately 2,300 writers participated in the Laws of Life essay program. On May 6, 2015 over 115 guests celebrated with the Laws of Life essayists in New Haven, Connecticut. The evening theme was a "Character Celebration!" as SEE celebrated the 15th year of the Laws of Life essay program.


The Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest

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Ms. Halada, an English teacher at Bainbridge High School stated that 1167 Bainbridge High School students participated in this years contest. "The Laws of Life Essay Contest challenges young people of all ages to discover for themselves the values that will guide them throughout life" she stated. "The students wrote essays about life lessons they have learned, whether those lessons were dramatic, traumatic, uplifting, the gift or giving and many others. The point is our students share with us some of their most personal moments and we, in turn, are reminded to be a little more compassionate."