Laws of Life is a national essay contest which encourages young people to reflect on and write about the people and principles that are important in their lives. With the help of community sponsors, the Foundation has been able to support this program since 2003. Teachers in the language arts program guide students in writing essays that are often moving and inspiring.
Judges drawn from the community evaluate the essays. Top students receive cash awards and are honored at a breakfast attended by Foundation board members and other community leaders. This powerful program supports the District’s efforts to promote character education. Students take the essays seriously and several of Springfield’s winners have gone on to take top honors in the State of Ohio.