honoring our heroes



The 2022-23 Honoring Our Heroes essay contest is complete. Please check back in the winter for the 2023-24 theme and submission guidelines. 


Honoring Our Heroes is a student writing contest designed for you to write about your real-life heroes and role models.


A hero is defined as a person who is admired or idealized for their courage outstanding achievements, distinguished abilities, and/or their noble qualities.


The person you write about should display one or more of the following characteristics: generosity, persistence, dedication, leadership, creativity, caring, bravery, imagination, service, gentleness, courage, or compassion.


We want you to recognize someone who has made an impact on your life such as a family member, doctor, public safety officer, soldier, or teacher. A famous individual such as a professional athlete or movie star CAN be a personal hero if they have made an impact on your life through their dedication, perseverance, or other characteristics and NOT because of their fame.





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