2017 Winner

posted Feb 7, 2017, 7:44 PM by Web Team
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 2, 2017, after the school Mass, it was announced that Megan Williams is the contest winner this year.  Megan received a $100 VISA gift card which was funded by the Knights of Columbus Council #14255.  Her poem is being published in today's bulletin.  We are especially grateful to teacher Sally Weakland who worked with the students directly to assist with the contest.

Runner-up entries were submitted by Luka Kresja and Brianna Foster.  We are very proud of our students who took the time to write.  All of the essays and poems were very thoughtful.  It is encouraging to see that they understand what is means to be Pro-Life. The Knights plan to have the contest again next year.