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 returned missionaries and others and a winner is selected in each of four grade-level categories. Entries are due by Ash Wednesday and winners are announced around 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.

 

2019 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 800 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:

“How do you share Christ’s love with those who are different from you?

With the high number of entries, we decided to list those who were “runners-up” in each category. These are listed below each winner.

Thank you to all who submitted their wonderful drawings and essays.

 

 

2019 WRITING CONTEST WINNERS

GRADES 1-3

Isabella Bixby, Transfiguration Catholic School, St. Paul
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Runners-up
Lauren Sticha, St. Wenceslaus, New Prague
Hannah Weiers, St. Wenceslaus, New Prague

GRADES 4-6

Zoe Berthiaume, St. Agnes School, St. Paul
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Runners-up
Eveny Mairead McNulty, Church of St. Michael, Stillwater
Peter Meyers, Lumen Christi, St. Paul

GRADES 7-9

Eleanor Stolsky, Sacred Heart Catholic School, Robbinsdale
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Runners-up
Ella Dohmen, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Hastings
Melissa Egan, St. Wenceslaus, New Prague
Marissa Miller, St. Vincent de Paul, Brooklyn Park

GRADES 10-12

JunFen Freihammer, DeLaSalle High School, Minneapolis
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Runner-up
Margaret Thibault, St. Agnes High School, St. Paul