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Who is YOUR hero?

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Hancock students in grades 3-11 are encouraged to participate in the 2020 Legacy of Honor Essay Contest.

Little did anyone know that this year’s theme would take on a much greater meaning than originally thought. That said, the theme for this year’s essay contest is “Who Is Your Hero?”

We see or hear about heroes every day. A hero can be anyone from Captain America to Amelia Earhart, from a teacher or coach to a soldier or police officer, from a nurse/doctor to a delivery truck driver. These last few weeks, we’ve certainly seen a number of heroes!

Heroes represent the very best qualities a person can embody. A hero is someone who does good and courageous things for others without being asked. A hero thinks of others first.

So tell us about your hero! How do they make you feel? What about them makes them stand out? How does your hero inspire you? What do you think makes a hero?

Essays are due no later than June 12, 2020, and should be mailed to: c/o Mr. and Mrs. Randy Whiting, 330 LaBarre St., Hancock, NY  13783

The Legacy of Honor Essay Contest is part of Justin’s Patriotic Project, which pays tribute to the service and sacrifice of SSG Justin R. Whiting, US Army Special Forces. Justin died January 19, 2008, at age 27 while serving in Iraq.

For more information, email [email protected].

Posted 5/22/2020 

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