Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


December 6, 2012

Building character

Rotary Club Character Essay Contest rewards fourth-graders





By Brytan Pendergrass

Third Place

The truth is honest and reliable. Honesty helps make friends, and helps keep them too. Being reliable helps get everyone get things done. Everyone depends on truth on an everyday basis.

Being reliable is helpful, because if I didn’t take out the compost we would have fruit flies. Being honest is helpful, because if I said I would bring back a toy and I did, I would probably get to borrow another toy. He and I would be good friends. Being truthful is helpful, because everyone is on the same page.

I think being truthful, honest, and reliable is important, because it can help a group of people to understand and respect each other. It is awesome to keep friends. Truthfulness is part of a happy friendship.

Crab Orchard Elementary

Truth is Very Important

By Jacey Tollett

First Place

If you don’t tell the truth, you could hurt someone’s feelings. Some people I know who tell the truth are my mom, granny, God and my friends. You shouldn’t lie. God loves it when you tell the truth and so do others. When you tell the truth others feel happy because they will know that they can trust you and you will never ever lie to them. Once one of my friend’s mom was crying. I was really worried but when she told me the truth of what happened I was relieved. Because what happened wasn’t even serious. You need to always tell the truth because when you do you gain more of their trust. When you tell the truth you can make more friends because they will see what such a great character you are. May people don’t tell the truth but some people do. Everyone likes someone who tells the truth. It makes them feel like you will never lie to them. The way you can tell if someone will be a good friend or not is if they tell you the truth right off the bat. Because a truthful person is an honest person and an honest person is a good person and a good person makes a good friend. God likes it when you tell the truth so never, ever tell a lie. And that is why truth is very, very important.

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