East Cobb County Council (ECCC) of PTAs

2021-2022 Honoring Our Heroes Contest

DUE: Essays are due Friday, January 14, 2022


Honoring Our Heroes is a student writing contest developed in 1995 by the East Cobb County Council of PTAs. The program is designed to encourage students to discover and write about their real-life heroes and role models.


A hero is defined as a person who is admired or idealized for their courage, outstanding achievements, distinguished abilities, and/or their noble qualities.


The person you write about should display one or more of the following characteristics: generosity, persistence, dedication, leadership, creativity, caring, bravery, imagination, service, gentleness, courage, or compassion.


We want you to recognize someone who has made an impact on your life such as a family member, doctor, public safety officer, soldier, or teacher.  A famous individual such as a professional athlete or movie star CAN be a personal hero if they have made an impact on your life through their dedication, perseverance, or other characteristics and NOT because of their fame. This is a great opportunity to honor someone who may not even know what a difference they are making in your life!


Submit your entry virtually at HOHsopecreek@gmail.com. Entries may also be dropped off in person at school starting on January 5th, 2022. A drop box will be located at the front office.


All entries are due on Friday, January 14, 2022.

School winners will be announced Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

Questions on the program, please email Mihaela Johnson at HOHsopecreek@gmail.com

Honoring Our Heroes Entry Form: HERE