Foothill High hosts 6th annual 'Laws of Life' luncheon

850 students, 90 judges join in making event best ever

Foothill High School hosted the sixth annual Laws of Life luncheon, honoring students who had done well in the essay and art contests.

More than 820 students--or about 40 percent of the student body--participated in the contest this year, compared to 350 in 2005.

More than 90 judges volunteered to read each and every entry and select winners. Since its inception, it is estimated that over 3,000 students have shared their experiences with the Laws of Life characteristics: responsibility, compassion, honesty, integrity, respect and self-discipline.

Outgoing superintendent John Casey was the featured speaker at the luncheon, where winning students in each grade level also presented their essays. Winning freshman Kelly McDeavitt, sophomore Mitchell Schena, junior Ellen Wilson and senior Naman Barman spoke about everything from giving to the less fortunate to helping the elderly.

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Parkside
on Mar 12, 2010 at 1:50 pm

"More than 820 students--or about 40 percent of the student body--participated in the contest this year...”

“More than 90 judges volunteered…”

What an amazing activity. To gain the involvement and support of all those students is something to applaud. My congratulations to each student that participated and also a HUGE Thank You to all the judges involved.

There are so many good and wonderful things going on in this community. And THIS is EXACTLY the kind of story I come to the Pleasanton Weekly to read.

Go Foothill!

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Posted by der
a resident of Golden Eagle
on Mar 12, 2010 at 3:22 pm

This school is full of success-seeking, dedicated, cool kids

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 12, 2010 at 7:03 pm

What exactly is a luncheon law?

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