It is customary for any Council to award only one winner of the Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest from each grade 8th – 12th. However, with OLPH’s fantastic participation by the 8th grade students, and Faculty and Administration supporting the program, we wound up with 3 essays at the top with only tenths of a point separating them. Given this, we decided to bend the rules a bit and award those 3 students for their submissions.
Pictured left to right are:
Miles Gilbert – 3rd Place – Certificate and $25 Visa Gift Card
Jack Gribben – 2nd Place – Certificate and $25 Visa Gift Card
Melina Stafford – 1st Place – Certificate and $50 Visa Gift Card
David Flowers – Grand Knight #6099
Congratulations to all OLPH 8th graders and the winners for their sincere submissions. The common theme through the submissions was the power of prayer. What a wonderful gift to our Council it was to be able to see this devotion in these young Catholic men and women. This is an affirmation of the Catholic Education that OLPH provides and a testament to the efforts that OLPH Clergy, Faculty, and Staff give to their students.