Students win Catholic Daughters essay, poetry, art contests - Catholic Courier
Winners in the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Nativity of Our Lady’s annual Education Contest pose for a photo following a reception April 13 at Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Brockport. (Photo courtesy of Sue Decker)

Winners in the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Nativity of Our Lady’s annual Education Contest pose for a photo following a reception April 13 at Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Brockport. (Photo courtesy of Sue Decker)

Students win Catholic Daughters essay, poetry, art contests

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Nativity of Our Lady 931 recently announced the winners of its annual Education Contest.

“We walk by faith, not by sight” was the theme of this year’s contest, which featured separate categories for poetry, essays, art and photography. More than 100 entries were submitted by students in the fourth through 12th grades at six local Catholic schools.

Alexa Mitrousis, Stella DePalmo and Aria Mastrodonato — all students at St. Pius Tenth School in Chili — placed first through third places, respectively, in the fourth- and fifth-grade division of the poetry contest, while fellow St. Pius student Matthew Goforth earned an honorable mention. Peter Goetz of Aquinas Institute in Rochester earned first place in the poetry division for middle-school students.

Madelyn Goetz of Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women earned first place in both the poetry and essay divisions for high-school students. Fiona Dale and Michaela Bates of St. Rita School in Webster won first and second places, respectively, in the fourth- and fifth-grade division of the essay contest. Third place in that division went to Cate Barnard of St. Pius Tenth School.

St. Rita students Vivian Simpson, Lily Behe and Addison Grammatico earned first, second and third places, respectively, in the art division for fourth- and fifth-graders, while fellow St. Rita student Sofia Warter received an honorable mention. Seton Catholic School students Elizabeth Elias, Silvester Rono and Madison Williams earned first, second and third places, respectively, in the essay division for sixth- through eighth-grade students.

Charilla S. Conner of Court Nativity of Our Lady won first place in both the photography and poetry divisions for adults.

The winners were honored during an April 13 reception at Brockport’s Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which hosts Court Nativity of Our Lady. The submissions that earned first place in each division were forwarded to the state-level contest.

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