Honoring Our Heroes Essay Contest For Kids

Forty-one Medal of Honor recipients came to Pueblo last year for their annual convention. If you took part in this convention in any way or attended an event with a Medal of Honor recipient, what impact did that experience have on you? Or if you did not participate, what does it mean to you to live in Pueblo, the "Home of Heroes"?

The Pueblo Home of Heroes Association invites students in grades 4-12 to enter an essay contest
answering the above-mentioned topic.

Contest Rules

300-500 words for grades 4-5

400-700 words for grades 6-8

500-1,000 words for grades 9-12

Format: Provide 1 copy of entry with entry form stapled on top, left-hand corner.

All entries must be typed.


Judging will be done by the Pueblo Home of the Heroes Association Judging Committee. First, second, and third places will be awarded in the following categories: 4-5 grade, middle school and high school. All winners will receive a booklet of winning entries and a certificate of achievement. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Prizes (in each category)

1st Place $100

2nd Place $75

3rd Place $50

Awards ceremony

Winners will be honored at an awards ceremony at the Rawlings Library in the Ryals room - 4th floor.

Auxiliary aides and interpreter services are available, with a one-week notice,
to individuals with disabilities by calling 553- 0227.

Entry Submission

Entries may be submitted to any Pueblo library location. Mail or deliver to Rawlings Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004 Attn: Community Relations.

Please call Paulette Stuart at 544-2435 or email jhmpstuart@comcast.net for more information.

Honoring Our Heroes

Honoring Our Heroes is a writing contest developed in 1995 by the East Cobb County Council of PTAs (ECCC). Thie program was designed to encourage students to discover “real life” heroes who have shown generosity, trust, persistence, dedication, leadership, creativity, caring, bravery, imagination, service, gentleness, courage or compassion. The creators of the program wanted students to redefine heroes they saw portrayed in the media – cartoon characters, professional athletes, rock stars, etc. – and instead recognize the true heroes in their lives. Our heroes are grandparents, parents, siblings, doctors, police officers, soldiers, teachers and anyone else that has made a real and positive impact on a student’s life.

Kincaid PTA kicked off this year’s Honoring Our Heroes program on Veterans Day, November 11. Information was sent home with students on this program. (You can also download and print a PDF of the Honoring Our Heroes entry form by clicking here.) This is a great opportunity to have your child write about someone who has really made a difference in his/her life, or exemplifies what a true “hero” is to your child.

Please remember:

  • Essays may be handwritten or typed on a single sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper, single- or double-sided. Put student name on essay in top right corner, no other identifying information should be included on the essay.
  • Return a completed entry form with entries.
  • If possible, attach a picture of the hero. Label the picture on the back with the student’s name.

If you have any questions contact, heroes@kincaidpta.org. We look forward to many great entries that honor some outstanding heroes.

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