Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


December 6, 2012

Building character

Rotary Club Character Essay Contest rewards fourth-graders



The dictionary says “Friendship is a relationship between two people who hold good affection for each other.” Friendship is like love. Your friend should always be there for you. Like family, some friends could be like family. I have a friend that’s like family, she’s loyal, friendly and a nice girl. Some friends could be quiet or loud and weird, or funny. Your friends could be anything. Friends should be there for you when bad things happen. If your friend isn’t there for you when stuff like that happens then it’s not true friendship. Friendship is love, forgiveness, happiness and just a bit of everything. It can be sweet but sour. Friends are a good thing to have in your life. Like when sad or bad, and even good things happen, friends are there for you. Don’t be friends with someone who’s mean. Be someone’s friend if they’re nice. If not,

just don’t be friends with someone who is mean or calls you names. I don’t think anyone wants to be friends with someone who’s mean. The best time I have ever spent with friends is at a

sleepover or free time at school. So always remember what friendship is because it’s a good thing.

What is Friendship?

By Mattie Daugherty

Third Place

A friendship is like being loved. And friendship is very important. Because if someone is bullying your friend. Don’t just stand there, go over and help. And another way it’s important is because friendship can change the world. If everybody has a friend everything will be good.

And if you’ll feel lonely just ask anybody and I bet you will have a friend so just be nice, caring and helpful. And you will be loved. And there are people waiting for friends. Go anywhere and you will find a friend. Plus, if there is a new student in your class be nice to them. Don’t be mean to the new student, and another thing is to try to ask the new student to eat lunch with you. I promise it will be good. If you do that you could change the world. Soon you will have a friend. One thing is to never ever lie to your bestfriend or your friends. So don’t lie to your friends. It will be bad. And never, ever take your friends stuff. Unless your friend gives it to you. That will be bad to. So don’t take your friend’s stuff or lie to your friend. And if your friends get in a fight, try to break it up. And another things is if your friend makes something for you or gives something to you, you always say thank you, that’s the right thing to do. And I want to make a friendship club at my school and anybody could join. And if you go to your friends house, remember to use your manners. Another thing is don’t blame your friends for something you did. That will be wrong. And if you want to do something right, go to church every week because it will make you learn more everyday.

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