2021/2022 Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest

Each year the Knights of Columbus offer an international CATHOLIC CITIZENSHIP ESSAY CONTEST. This contest encourages today’s youth to be more connected to their community and their faith. The goal of this program is to involve young Catholics in grades 8 to 12 in civic discourse and instill in them religious and life-affirming values. Entrants are judged on grammar, style, and how clearly, they present the theme in a way that showcases creativity, imagination and overall development of the topic. This year’s topic is Faith in Action. Winners of our council level competition are;

8th Grade Winners
Mary Hatley
Gianna Boutell

9th Grade Winners
Nadia Henry
Cecilia Gumbko

10th Grade Winners
Anasophia Schmitz
Lily Northon

12th Grade Winners
Abby Krakowski
Gianna Dugan

The overall winner with the highest score across all grades is Nadia Henry.

Thank you to Gannon Hyland and our Knights who also teach at the academy for judging the essays contest.

In prior years, many of the council winners have won at the diocese and state level. We are very proud of all our entrants from previous years and look forward to another great year of prize worthy entries.