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Laws of Life Essay Contest Winner, Kayla Howell

What is a Law of Life?

A Law of Life is a short, pithy saying or quotation that points to a core personal value or ideal. Oftentimes, a Law of Life serves as a memorable and meaningful moral compass on a person’s journey through life.

The Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest asks students to select their own Law of Life, and to write about how it applies to their lives. In doing so, students reflect deeply and write from the heart about what they think matters most. The contest celebrates the students’ stories and their often profound reflections, and proudly presents significant cash awards to students and teachers.


Kayla Howell - North Springs High School winner, Adam Throne - Teacher at North Springs



Adam Throne, Kayla Howell, Nancy Schroeder - Rotary Club of Sandy Springs President Elect


While providing high schools with an effective, cost-free character education program, the Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest changes students’ lives for the better. As students reflect on the values and principles that matter most to them, something magical happens. Through the power of the pen, students begin to see themselves and others with a new perspective. Frequently, the contest nudges students not just to articulate their ideals, but to live out their “best versions” of themselves – lives full of courage, compassion, and gratitude.

Each year, more than 40,000 Georgia students write a Laws of Life essay, and the contest presents $20,000 in cash awards to students and teachers.

It is the distinct pleasure of the Sandy Springs Rotary Club to present Kayla Howell with the certificate of honor. Thank you for visiting and sharing your essay.


More information about the Laws of Life can be found here.
More photographs from Kayla's presentation can be found here.

Posted by Todd Lawrimore
May 11, 2019 12:00pm

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