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Glenholme School Students Write Their "Laws of Life"

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Washington, CT - Students at the Glenholme School wrote from their hearts as they took part in the Laws of Life essay program held in January. The Laws of Life essay program encourages students to reflect and write about the values they believe will help them live successful and productive lives.

Students at the Glenholme School wrote their essays as part of their community service program. Kathleen Grove coordinated the contest. The essays were evaluated by a panel of judges that included Leigh Cushing, Allison Michaud, Katherine Platt, and Christopher Thompson.

Rebecca D., Devon M. Adam K., Kirk M., and Max C. were the authors of the top essays. All of the essay writers were recognized at a formal dinner held at the school. The top essayists were awarded a special trip to dine at their favorite restaurant, The Olive Garden, to celebrate their achievement!

“The Laws of Life writing program has been a most effective tool in assisting the students on reflection and thought. Community service is a big part of our school and this gives each student the opportunity to give back to someone on a personal level in their own way.” said Kathleen Grove. “It was amazing to see each student grow as an individual and become more aware of the positive influence a person can be,” said Allison Michaud.

Among the topics the students wrote about were learning a lesson the hard way, love, being thankful, and remembrance. Rebecca D.’s essay entitled “I felt sad I had no shoes, until I met someone who had no feet” has been submitted to the School for Ethical Education (SEE) to be entered into a statewide contest administered by SEE. Students whose essays were selected as the top essays in the statewide competition will be honored at an awards ceremony in the spring.

The Laws of Life Essay Contest was created by Sir John Templeton in 1987 and has spread throughout the United States to more than 30 countries.

The Devereux Glenholme School is a specialized boarding school on over 100 acres in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut that provides a therapeutic program and exceptional learning environment to address varying levels of academic, social and emotional development in boys and girls ages 10-18. Glenholme’s goal is to prepare its graduates for continued education in traditional schools, boarding schools, colleges and universities.


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