Decatur Gets Dexterous


Holten Dollar, Sanaá Hines, and Dr. Heidi Chambers (photo from Instagram)

Anslee McManus, Senior Reporter

On September 16, two of last year’s Laws of Life winners, Sanaa Hines and Holten Dollar, read their winning essays at the 2022 Teacher & Rotarian Workshop Luncheon at Green Island Country Club in Columbus, GA. Former Junior Laws of Life first place recipient Sanaá Hines read her essay titled “1 Out of 5 Senses,” and former Freshman Holten Dollar also read his first place-winning essay titled “He’s a Workin’ Man.”

During her introductory speech, BHS Laws of Life coordinator Dr. Heidi Chambers extols, “I have cheered with the students who have achieved things they once thought unachievable, who have conquered fears, and who have been recognized for great successes. But most of all I have read essays that tell me who my students are. 1600 students with 1600 stories to share. Their voices resonate with me daily and I believe I have learned as much from them as they from me.”

 Laws of Life program manager Linda Hatton confirmed that over the course of the 23 years that the Laws of Life program has been in Georgia, over 770,000 essays have been written along with a total of $391,950 in student and teacher awards. This school year marks the 20th year that Bainbridge High School has participated in the Laws of Life program, making BHS one of the longest Laws of Life participants in the state.

We are proud to commemorate two very talented writers of our own as first place winners in the Laws of Life contest.