Essay winners ponder the ‘Laws of Life’

Students recognized by South Forsyth Rotary

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CUMMING, Ga. — The South Forsyth Rotary club hosted the Laws of Life essay winners from South Forsyth and West Forsyth high schools.

The Laws of Life Essay Contest is a program of the Georgia Rotary Districts Character Education. The contest encourages students to articulate their values and ideals and it recognizes and rewards students who demonstrate positive character.

“It’s the largest essay contest in the nation,” said South Forsyth Rotarian James Daniel.

Each essay had to be on the “Law of Life” topic, meaning a wise saying that contains words of truth, lasting meaning or inspiration.

The South Forsyth Rotary Club was sponsor for South and West Forsyth high schools. The grade level winners received a $50 scholarship and were invited to read their essays during the Rotary meeting on April 16.

Rachel Bowers, 18, a West Forsyth High School senior, placed fourth in the state. She was awarded a $300 scholarship.

Other local students who were recognized by Rotary include: Emma Northcutt, a sophomore at West; Jessica Tang, a sophomore at South; Gregory Wagner, a junior at South; Nicholas Shepherd, a senior at South and Jayde Werner, a freshman at South.

Bowers, who plans to attend University of North Georgia to study astrophysics, said it was a surprise that her untitled essay about “the highest form of wisdom — kindness,” was selected by state judges.

“It was an honor,” Bowers said.

For more information, visit www.georgialawsoflife.org.

For more information on the South Forsyth Rotary, visit www.southforsythrotaryclub.org.

FH 04-23-14