Animating Mission for Students
Each year, the Center for Mission holds an annual writing contest during the pre-Lenten season. It is for students, grades 1 – 12, where students answer a question related to how they witness to their Catholic faith. Students in schools and parish faith formation classes are welcome to submit entries.
The contest is judged by missionaries and a winner is selected in each of four grade-level categories. Entries are due by Ash Wednesday and winners are announced by Easter. Each winner receives an award certificate and a cash prize.
It has been a successful project for students as the number of entries submitted climbs every year, from 700 – over 1,000. Students have been very articulate and able to write from the heart.
2018 Writing Contest
Winners of the annual Center for Mission writing contest for students in grades 1-12 have been selected. Students from separate grade categories have been chosen out of over 750 submissions and have received certificates and awards at their schools and parishes. Their entries exhibited passion and excellence in communicating. They were asked to respond to:
“Who is my neighbor and how do I follow Jesus’ call to love our neighbors as ourselves?“
Thank you to all who submitted their wonderful drawings and essays.
2018 WRITING CONTEST WINNERS
Renata Hernandez, Holy Spirit Catholic School, St. Paul
Allison Hauser, St. Croix Catholic School, Stillwater
Quinn Benolkin, Holy Cross Catholic School, Webster
Lauren McCann, St. Agnes School, St. Paul