Honoring Our Heroes (HOH) is a student writing program that was developed in 1995 by the ECCC of PTAs. The program was designed for students to write about their real-life heroes and role models. We want students to redefine media-hyped and cartoon heroes such as professional athletes, movie stars, and rock musicians, and instead, recognize someone who has made a more personal impact on their life such as a family member, doctor, public safety officer, soldier, or teacher. Below are links to all the resources you need for your school to have a successful HOH program.
Important Dates for HOH 2016-2017
Monday, November 7, 2016 – Thursday, November 10, 2016 Meet with school administration/teachers about HOH program to confirm dates on calendar, communications approval, etc.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Kick off HOH program at your school.
Friday, November 11, 2016 – Friday, January 27, 2017
Promote and communicate details of program at your school through teachers, website, newsletter etc.
Friday, January 27, 2017
Deadline for essay submissions to local schools. Deadlines vary by school; check with your local school for date of exact submission deadline.
Monday, February 27, 2017
Deadline to submit ECCC Cover Sheet with first place entries from each grade level and ALL special artist entries. Thursday,
March 23, 2017
Reception at 6:30 p.m. Location to be determined.