CARROLLTON, GA — Sixteen Carrollton High School students placed in the Georgia Rotary Clubs Laws of Life Essay Contest.
Grade winners are freshman Presley Mashburn, sophomore Rhys Mccoy, and senior Olivia Berry. The school winner was senior Olivia Cranford. Honorable mentions are ninth graders Bastain Pethel and Grant Daniels; 10th graders Godgift Dudley, Sarah Scholl, and Morgan Smith; 11th graders are Karley Hagan, Denise Garcia, Bobby Patel, and Ella Barden; and 12th graders Zoe Muhammad, Keanna Jackson, and Emily Conn.
The Laws of Life contest is a character education and ethical literacy program for high school students. It encourages teenagers to articulate their values and ideals, and it recognizes and rewards good character.
Rotary clubs across Georgia conduct the Laws of Life contest as an outreach program to high school students in the state. The essay contest complements Rotary’s emphasis on education, values, high ethical standards and service to others, and has quickly become a signature program for Georgia Rotarians. Locally, the Carrollton Dawnbreakers Rotary Club sponsors the contest. Participation was strong at CHS with 1,373 essays written. Statewide, more than 30,000 high school students entered the contest this year. School winner Olivia Cranford’s was in the top 24.