By Peggy Veljkovic, Arthur J Schwartz, Sir John Marks Templeton

A suite of sixty two award-winning essays that captures the values that topic such a lot to youngsters.

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The road of redemption and repentance is harsh. But if you find yourself in the situation I was in it is well worth it. However I urge you all to not even begin the journey down the road to evil, because mine is a fate I want no other human being to experience. Arliss hopes to become an actor or writer. ” - on redemption 37 WINONA LAWS OF LIFE ESSAY CONTEST William Schuler, a member of the Junto Club of Winona, Minnesota, met Sir John Templeton on a trip to the Far East. The two talked at length about the essay contest, and Mr.

He brought the idea to the Junto Club, and the contest was launched in 1996. In 1998, the Winona Golden K Kiwanis Club became a co-sponsor of the contest, with additional support from Merchants National Bank and Knitcraft Corporation. This past year, 407 students from Winona Senior High School and Cotter Senior High School entered the contest. The 26 prizewinning authors received cash and savings bonds. St. Mary’s University of Minnesota also offered a four-year scholarship to the top winners—a significant gesture that honors Winona students for reflecting on and writing about their values.

As a recipient of the giving spirit of the people of Chet I now realize the importance of giving of myself and my possessions, even when it requires a sacrifice. Claire has received numerous academic awards and plans to attend a four-year college. She is very active in her church where she participates in volunteer work and the youth praise band. ” The Soli Deo Gloria Foundation, a private philanthropy founded in 1995 by Stuart C. , a Jackson, Mississippi businessman, has three goals, one of which is to promote and implement the Laws of Life Essay Contest.

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