The Laws Of Life Essay Contest 2016

Welcome to Connecticut's Laws of Life Essay Program! The descriptions and links listed here are to help support a teacher’s choice to register their class(es) for this free character-education writing project. While SEE only administers this project for teachers and their students in Connecticut schools, we welcome those outside of Connecticut to use any of the resources provided on the site to administer their own writing project.
SEE is a non-sectarian 501(c)3 education organization that obtains meaningful financial support from public and foundation grants, fees for services, and gifts from those who support ethics in action. SEE is not affiliated with any religious organization and does not espouse or represent any specific religious belief.
Laws of Life concludes each year with an award program for the writers, their teachers and family at SEE’s spring Character Celebration.  Pictured above are the 2017 essay winners that attended the Celebration.

​Connecticut’s Laws of Life essay program offers a great opportunity for Connecticut students in grades 5–12 to think, reflect, and then write about their core values, principles and ideals that will guide them throughout their lives. Laws of Life is a student writing and character development project that supports writing practice for CT Mastery and CAPT testing. SEE has been administering this program free to schools since 2000 and over 50,000 Connecticut students have participated.

​To register for the 2017-2018 Laws of Life Essay Program Connecticut, click on the "Register Here" button in the right column and complete the form. 
Registration is due on January 30, 2018. 

To learn more about Laws of Life and different ways to integrate it into a classroom environment, please visit the "About" link.
​"Ethics in action creates character."

BBB honored the Laws of Life finalists at our annual banquet where finalists received their awards and presented their winning essays. Our winners below worked extremely hard, and BBB thanks them along with all those who participated in this year's Laws of Life Essay contest!

 

Kishore Botla with his essay, Work Hard; Play Hard

Troy Cervantes with his essay, Determination

 

Olivia Edwards with her essay, Silence of Truth

Griffin Erwin with his essay, Appreciation

Anya Hansen with her essay, Flat Stanley and the Sad Day

 

Emery Hill with his essay, Be the Difference; Have Courage

Kiri Holck with her essay, Coy to Courageous

Walker Noble with his essay, Grasping Gratitude

 

Jack Osterhage with his essay, Journey to Empathy

Sophia Rios with her essay, Perserverance

Beril Saygin with her essay, The Mountain View

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