The Knights of Columbus Council 14255 sponsored the annual Pro-Life Essay Contest in January to coincide with the March for Life and Catholic Schools Week. Grade 7 students from St. Sebastian School were asked write an essay or poem to reflect the general theme of respecting life, including thoughts on abortion, euthanasia, and the role that the Catholic Church plays in promoting a culture of life.
A Council committee reviewed the entries from selected finalists and determined the winner. On February 4, 2016, after the school Mass, it was announced that Matthew Dennee is the winner of this year's contest. Matthew received a $100 gift card to Barnes and Noble which was funded by the Knights of Columbus Council #14255. His essay is being published in the today's bulletin.
We are especially grateful to teacher Miss Sally Weakland who worked with the students directly to assist with the contest.
Second and Third Place runner-ups were Abigail Minear and Connor Beaven. We are very proud of our students who took the time to write. All of the essays and poems were very thoughtful. It is obvious that they understand what is means to be Pro-Life. The Knights plan to have the contest again next year.