Check back for information on the 2020-21 Honoring Our Heroes Essay program!



Honoring Our Heroes is a writing program that encourages students to discover, honor, and write about real-life heroes—role models displaying generosity, trust, persistence, dedication, leadership, creativity, caring, bravery, imagination, service, gentleness, courage, or compassion. Students can recognize someone who has touched their lives directly: a family member, doctor, public safety officer, soldier, or teacher. They can also honor a professional athlete, movie star, or other public figure if that person has made an impact on the student’s life through dedication, perseverance, or other characteristics and NOT because of their fame.


Honoring our Heroes is a great opportunity to celebrate a special someone who may not even know what a difference they are making in your student’s life! The program also aims to keep kids motivated to write during the holiday break and to enhance their abilities and confidence as writers.


The student entry form can be found on the PTA website or attached to this email. Entries are due January 15, 2021. Link to Entry Form


Please email your completed entry form, hero’s photo (optional), and essay file as attachments to: heroes@mountainviewpta.org. Please include the student’s name in each file name (e.g., “Jane Doe_Heroes Entry Form,” “Jane Doe_Heroes Essay,” “Jane Doe_Hero’s Photo).


Here is also a great scholarly article with tips for parents who wish to support their student writers. You can also download the file by visiting this address: https://mlc-wels.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Parents-as-Writing-Partners.pdf


Please contact Mina Ivanova at  heroes@mountainviewpta.org with any questions.


For additional information, please visit the ECCC PTA website at http://ecccpta.org





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