Students in 4th, 7th, and 9th grade, whose schools are participating in the South Dakota CHARACTER COUNTS! program, are invited to participate in the 2012 South Dakota Foundation for Life Essay Contest. Winning essays from each school will advance to the statewide competition with the first place winner receiving $300.
The Foundation for Life Essay contest is an easy and effective way for schools to enhance character efforts. The purpose of the contest is to inspire young people to reflect upon, express and commit to profound and enduring truths that will guide them to make ethical choices throughout their lives. The South Dakota 4-H CHARACTER COUNTS! staff is looking forward to receiving lots of contest entries.