Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

December 6, 2012

Building character

Rotary Club Character Essay Contest rewards fourth-graders

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Martin Elementary

Friendship

By Ella Heim

First Place

According to the MacMillan Dictionary, friendship is the state or fact of being friends or a mutual liking or attachment between friends.

To be a true friends is really important. You have to be nice to everyone. You have to include not exclude. It may get tough and your friends may try to force you to choose between friends, but don’t. If they have a problem with your friends ask why, try to figure it out, help your friends. Being friends is one of the most powerful things in the world! You and your friends

can go a long way. I’ve been in many positions where I had to choose between fame and friends. Trust me, friends are worth a lot more than fame. Fame can die out but friendships can go on forever.

Friendship is very important in our daily lives. Let’s say there is a new girl in our class. She has golden hair, she is tan, but she is a little overweight. Don’t join the crowd and make fun, be her friend and stand up for what’s right. Don’t laugh or tease. Be a friend. She’s new and she probably needs that.

One time, when I went to summer camp last year, my birthfriend came (we were born only 12 hours apart). My friends from the last year got upset because I was spending all my time with Lauren, my birthfriend. It was kind of hard spending time with all my friends. Did I mention that one of my friends from school was there? Anyway being friends is worth life time! It may be hard and your friends might not want your help but try your best.

Friendship

By Alivia Bradley

Second Place

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