2019 Winner

posted Mar 12, 2019, 9:48 AM by Web Team

The Knights of Columbus Council 14255 sponsored the 8th annual Pro-Life Essay Contest this year.  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 March 11, 2019, it was announced that Clare Rothkopf is the contest winner this year.  Clare received a $100 VISA gift card which was funded by the Council.  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.  We also thank school principal, Mr. Rohr for allocating time for the award presentation with the 7th grade class.  

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.
Web Team,
Mar 12, 2019, 9:48 AM