Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest

Sacred Heart Council of the Knights of Columbus sponsored a Catholic Citizenship Contest for students in grades 8 through 12. This year’s essay topic was “explain how young Catholics can evangelize our faith to families and friends who have turned away from religion and encourage them to return to the Church and embrace the sacraments.” 

Essays had to reflect the assigned theme and be the student’s original work. Each essay was required to be between 500-750 words and was judged on content, grammar, and style. 

Congratulations to three Cristo Rey Tampa young writers on winning the contest, and a special thank you to their English teacher Mrs. Sharon Kimouche for assisting them with the application process. 

  • Edea Saylor ’26 – First Place Freshman
  • Faith Neil’ 26– Second Place Freshman
  • Annabel Betancourt’ 24– First Place Junior

Each winner was recognized by Mike Colitz of the Sacred Heart Knights of Columbus during Convocation on Friday, December 9, and received an award certificate and a gift card.