Community Event

(3/1) My Truth Is… Essay Writing Competition

“ My Truth Is …” an essay writing competition for our young Lexington students between 3rd grade and high school celebrating our kids

When: Jan 30th to March 1st 2023 for submissions, March 15th for awards announcement and In person celebration later in March (TBD)

Where:  Online at


Deepika Sawhney 

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Short Description:

“My Truth is …” is an essay writing competition for young students between 3rd grade to high school, who study in Lexington. The students can submit a 650 word essay which tells a story about them. It can be about an idea or wish, a unique experience or event, an aspiration or even something very simple as a favorite activity or food. The essay should be authentic and be genuine such that it centers the content in the child’s life.  

Lexington children’s experiences are rich and varied. Their truthful reflections can give a unique perspective on life in our town. Reflecting and writing is a skill that requires much practice and iteration. In order to foster town talent a group of Lexington civic, elected and spiritual leaders are hosting the writing competition. The competition will run from January 30th to March 1st 2023. Results will be announced March 15th 2023, and winners will be celebrated in an in person event in Lexington. Please visit the website for more details. 


Judges Panel:

Essay submission form must have parent/caregiver permission:



There will be at least two awards for the most authentic and well written essay in each grade span:

3rd to 5th: Trophy/Tshirt, certificate and a $25 gift card 

6th to 8th: Trophy/Tshirt, certificate and a $50 gift card 

9th to 11th: Certificate and a $100 gift card

12th grade: Certificate and a $500 gift card

All the essays will be ePublished on this website with author and parent permission. Authors will be anonymous unless requested otherwise.  Essays which identify the child or family may not be published after consultation with the author and their parent. 

Student and family privacy is of utmost importance to the competition organizers.

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