Honoring Our Heroes (HOH) is a student writing program that was developed in 1995 by the ECCC of PTAs. Honoring Our Heroes is a student writing contest designed for students to write about their real-life heroes and role models.
A hero is defined as a person who is admired or idealized for their courage, outstanding achievements, distinguished abilities and/or their noble qualities.
The person each student writes about should display one or more of the following characteristics: generosity, persistence, dedication, leadership, creativity, caring, bravery, imagination, service, gentleness, courage or compassion.
We want students to recognize someone who has made an impact on his/her life such as a family member, doctor, public safety officer, soldier or teacher. A famous individual such as a professional athlete or movie star CAN be a personal hero if they have made an impact on the student's life through their dedication, perseverance or other characteristics and NOT because of their fame.
Below are links to all the resources you need for your school to have a successful HOH program.
Important Dates for HOH 2019-2020
Week of November 4, 2019
Meet with school administration/teachers about HOH program to confirm dates on calendar, communications approval, etc.
Week of November 11, 2019
Kick off HOH program at your school.
November 11, 2019 – January 17, 2020
Promote and communicate details of program at your school through teachers, website, newsletter etc.
January 17, 2020
Deadline for essay submissions to local schools. Deadlines vary by school; check with your local school for date of exact submission deadline.
February 14, 2020
Deadline to submit ECCC Cover Sheet with first place entries from each grade level and ALL special artist entries.
March 25, 2020
Reception from 6:30-8:00pm at Mabry Middle School.