Each year the Knights of Columbus holds a youth essay contest.  However, due to a change in scheduling this year at Supreme, two essay contests were actually completed in 2018.  The contest is open to all Catholic students in grades 8-12, with each grade level being judged on its own.  Thus, there are normally five First-Place winners and five Second Place winners in each state.  The theme for the contest ending in December 2018 was"  "How does your family keep its Catholic Faith in Action?".  The following are the winners in the judging conducted by the Georgia State Council; the five first-place essays have been sent to Supreme for the International judging to be conducted in early 2019.  Certificates and gift cards were sent to the appropriate District Deputies for presentation to the winners.

8th Grade:       First Place:       Anna Marie Shinholster  – Council #4599  (District 12)

                       Second Place:   Holly Diaz - Council #6514  (District 8)

9th Grade:       First Place:       Aiden Tranovich – Council #6514    (District 8)

                       Second Place:   Vicente Imery – Council #6514  (District 8)                                                          

10th Grade:     First Place:       Neelie Perno – Council #6514  (District 8)

                       Second Place:   Hayden Forche’ - Council #6514  (District 8)  (Won First                                                                          Place when in the 9th Grade)                                         

11th Grade:     First Place:      Griffin Meyer – Council #6514  (District 8)

                       Second Place:  Johann Lopez - Council #6514  (District 8)

 12th Grade:    First Place:      William Newbury – Council #6514  (District 8)  (Won First

                                                                         Place when in the 11th Grade)

                        Second Place:  Omeka Bhatia – Council #6514  (District 8)

Dick Hayden, FDD

Georgia State Council Essay/Poster Chairman