Local students named winners of essay contest
Haley Rusnak (1st), Carly Porter (2nd), and Madeline Brown (3rd), 8th Grade students from St. John Neumann Academy, Blacksburg, were selected as the top three local winners of The Knights of Columbus Annual Essay Contest. Each of the academy’s 8th Grade students submitted a 500 – 750 word essay on the theme: “The Importance of Religious Freedom.”The goal of the contest is to give students the opportunity to open the doors of young minds, enabling the entrants to be creative, thoughtful and introspective in their work as well as to enhance the relationship between the Knights of Columbus Council # 6747 and local Catholic school, St. John Neumann Academy. This was the second year the local Knights of Columbus Council offered this exciting contest.
Submissions were judged by a panel of Knights of Columbus members: Claude Steele, Phil Aramin, Frank Gwazdauskas, and Dr. Ken D’Amato. Essays were judged on overall impression, content, grammar, and style. In addition to award certificates, the 1st place winner was presented with a $100 cash prize and the second and third place winners were presented with a $50 cash prize. The special awards ceremony took place at the school on Wednesday, January 16. These three winners’ essays are now eligible for the district-level competition which will take place by March 2013.
– Submitted by Julia Wharton, Director at St. John Neumann Academy
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