2019-2020 Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest
2019-2020 YOUTH ESSAY CONTEST
July/August: Councils order the Essay Kit from Supreme and initiate the contest.
Sept.-November: Students write their essays.
Early/Mid Dec.: Councils judge the essays.
Late Dec.-Early Jan. 2020: Districts judge the winning essays that were forwarded from their councils.
Jan. 15, 2020: I need to receive the winning essays from the Districts. No exceptions.
My address is:
Richard Hayden - 1906 Chatham Drive - Albany, GA 31721.
Jan. 16-30: State Judging.
Feb. 1, 2020: I will send the winning essays to Supreme for their International judging.
2019-2020 Essay Contest Theme: “Write about what virtue is and how you live and embody the virtue of Charity”.
[per Supreme] “Charity is the theological virtue which we love God above all things for his own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God” -Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1822
2018-2019 Youth Essay Contest Winners
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) (Was First place when in the 11th Grade)
Second Place: Omeka Bhatia – Council #6514 (District 8)
These are the winners of the annual Keep Christ in Christmas Poster contest:
First: Ava Green - Council 14439 (District 1)
Second: Sophie Rodriguez – Council 12942 (District 16)
First: Airo Ranera – Council 14439 (District 1)
Second: Michael Madda – Council 12942 (District 16)
First Place Tie: Kimberly Ramirez – Council 16534 (District 18)
First Place Tie: Jean Marie Herbert – Council 12942 (District 16)
Dick Hayden, FDD
Georgia State Council Essay/Poster Chairman
Youth Essay Poster Contests
Youth Poster and Essay Contests 2017-2018 Results
- Richard Hayden, FDD – State Poster/Essay Contest Chairman
During the period of March-April 2018, three youth poster and essay contests were judged. First Place winning entries from each of the contests were submitted from the Georgia State Council to the Supreme Council for International judging. The state winners in each contest are as follows:
Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest:
Ages 5-7: First Place: Isabella Jobe, sponsored by Council 14439
Second Place: Cecilia Monti – Council 13440
Ages 8-11: First Place: Lorenzo Morissette – Council 13440
Second Place: Madeline Folland – Council 14439
Ages 12-14: First Place: Thomas Jobe – Council 14439
Second Place: Nicholas Brodowski – Council 8972
“Keep Christ in Christmas” Poster Contest winner Nicholas Brodowski
The Catholic Citizenship Youth Essay Contest this year featured a completely new topic. “Going to the Peripheries” began with a quotation from Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, and then required each contestant to (1) discuss the role of the Catholic Church going to the peripheries, and (2) then describe either the work of a widely known current or historical Catholic who went to the periphery, or the work of one person in the writer’s life who helps alleviate human suffering. First and Second Place winners were:
8th Grade: First Place: Avery Aschwege, sponsored by Council 4599
Second Place: Luke Burris – Council 14773
9th Grade: First Place: Hayden Forche’ – Council 6514
10th Grade: First Place: Shelby Burris – Council 14773
Second Place: Reagan O’Connor – Council 6514
11th Grade: First Place: Will Newbury – Council 6514
Second Place: Zoe Karpowich-White – Council 8495
12th Grade: First Place: Michael Wieczorek – Council 6514
The Substance Abuse Poster Contest featured posters dealing with either alcohol or substance abuse. The First Place winners were:
Age 8-11 Division: Alcohol Awareness: Madeline Folland – Council 14439
Drug Awareness: Celie Wannink – Council 14439
Age 12-14 Division: Drug Awareness: Lilli Vannote – Council 14439
In both the poster and the essay contests, the winners were presented with certificates and gift cards courtesy of the Georgia State Council.