Students win Rotary essay contest


The Rotary Club of Peachtree City recently conducted its annual “Laws of Life Essay” contest for Fayette County students.

The winners this year are James “Duffy” Weldon, Josh Hamlin, Camille Faraldi from McIntosh High School.  

Weldon also won 2nd Runner-up in the state-level contest, making his essay third out of 45,000 essays written.

Read his essay about being “Jere Good”, and the other statewide winning essays by going to:

A “Law of Life” is a saying or maxim that summarizes an ideal, a character value, or a principle about life. If followed by everyone, the Law of Life would make the world a better place.

The Georgia Laws of Life contest invites students to select a Law of Life and to use it as a prompt to write about a core character value such as honesty, generosity, courage, compassion, or perseverance. As a program of Rotary clubs in Georgia, the contest reflects Rotary’s emphasis on values, high ethical standards, and service to others.

Shown above are Bord of Education Chairman Marion Key, Duffy Weldon, Josh Hamlin, Camille Faraldi, Judge Jason Thompson, and Rotary President Ed Outlaw.