Bremen Rotary Club welcomes this years winners of the Georgia Laws of Life Program.  The club would like to give special recognition to Ms. Lynda Wheeler for her dedication to the program since 2004 when the Bremen Rotary Club first decided to sponsor the program.  Every year Rotarians are overwhelmed by the wonderful essays these young people write -- some of us believing it may be one of our best programs.

Congratulations and thanks goes to the four teachers who encourage the students for this program.  Bremen High School had the highest percentage participation rate in the state!  Another accomplishment that we can be proud of with our local school system.

Thanks also to Peoples Bank for their donation of savings bonds to the Laws of Life winners.

The Club also honored three Rotarians who have made significant donations to the GRSP Endowment and the Rotary Foundation.  Susan Lester achieved her Governor's Associate with the GRSP Endowment by reaching the $500 level of giving.  Steve Richie achieved another multiple Paul Harris by donating a total exceeding $3,000 to the Rotary Foundation.  Billy Sewell achieved Major Donor status by donating a total exceeding $10,000 to the Rotary Foundation.


The Georgia Laws of Life Essay contest is a state-wide contest presented by the Georgia Rotary Districts Character Education Program. Supporting sponsors of this endeavor include The John Templeton Foundation and The Center for Ethics at Emory University. The essay centers on a specific law of life a student has experienced and learned from first hand.  Each student entry must discuss in detail a personal account of an incident and include an appropriate maxim or quote to further emphasize the law of life lesson. Bremen High School has participated in this state-wide contest for many years. With over 50,000 essay entries each year from schools across Georgia, BHS was also honored this year as the school with the highest percent of participation by its students; 96 percent of our students participated.

This year's winners and honorable mentions include the following:

12th grade: Winner - Andrea Floyd

                Honorable Mentions - Haleigh  Jiles, Joyce Smith, Logan Clements, Kayce Ullman, Sydney Roop

11th grade: Winner - Megan Camp

Honorable Mentions - Zeb Ott, Brittany Benefield, Cade Gammon, Ashlande Malone, Sydney Norton

10th grade: Winner - Hannah Thompson

Honorable Mentions - Ashley Camp, Andrea Zawacki, Sarah Mitcham, Eve Dennis, Rebecca  Batten

9th grade: Winner and School-Wide Winner - Julia Campbell

                Honorable Mentions - Connor Gibbs, Trent McClure, Erin McKibben