What does HONOR mean to you? The 3rd annual We Honor school contest is open to all students, K-12, in Otero, Crowley and Bent County.

What does HONOR mean to you? The 3rd annual We Honor school contest is open to all students, K-12, in Otero, Crowley and Bent County. Students can participate individually, as a small group through a class assignment or as an out-of-school opportunity. Participants can enter a poem, written piece, drawing, collage, sculpture, video, movie, poster, music piece or anything that answers the prompt: What does HONOR mean to you?

“Working on the We Honor project with my students was eye-opening. Not only was I able to discuss with them what veterans have done for our country, the final projects of the students gave me hope for this country. The project gave our students a voice, saying they are humble, proud and thankful. As a teacher and a mom it made me realize that our students have a powerful future ahead of them, the elements of great leaders are there,” said Lacy McCuistion on behalf of the Fowler School District, where she is a teacher. “The awards presentation and day spent at the Center for American Values can be described as non other than inspiring,” Lacy went on to say, also saying she is proud to be an American.

Eight winning entries, (two elementary primary, two elementary intermediate, two middle and two high school) will receive a field trip on a chartered bus to Pueblo to take a tour through the Walk of Valor; in addition, each winning entry will receive a plaque from the Center for American Values Inc. We Honor winners will be honored with a field trip on Thursday, April 6. A limited number of principals, teachers and parents/chaperones will be invited.

For more information about the Center for American Values Inc.: www.americanvaluescenter.org.

Entries are due Friday, Feb. 24. For more information, contact Gina Paradiso at Arkansas Valley Hospice Inc., 384-8827, or email her at gina.paradiso@arkvalleyhospice.org.

Arkansas Valley Hospice Inc., started in 1985, is a nonprofit organization. AVH serves community members in Otero, Crowley, Bent, Pueblo, Las Animas, and Lincoln County, providing hospice, palliative, and respite care. The mission of Arkansas Valley Hospice Inc. is to support people in the final phases of life, comfort the grieving, and educate the community about end of life care.