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.