Five Bishop Stang High School students have received awards 2018-19 Knights of Columbus for their submissions to the Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest. Elizabeth Golden of New Bedford, Chloe Katz of Tiverton, Eric Payette of Dartmouth, and Laurenne Wilkinson of Marion were each presented awards from the local chapter of the Knights of Columbus in the Chapel of the Annunciation at the school by Mr. Philip Martin, the Chair of the Theology Department as Bishop Stang. Quinn Sullivan of Westport, received special recognition as the 11th Grade Essay Contest winner for the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Essays were judged on grammar, style, and how clearly they present this year’s theme, “How does your family live out their Catholic faith?” Mr. Martin invites students to participate in the contest each year, and is “encouraged by the number of students who take the time to do so.” According to contest guidelines, the contest “encourages today’s youth to be more connected to their community and their faith”. The goal of their writing contest is to involve young Catholics in 8th through 12th grade (public, private, parochial or home schools) in “civic discourse and instill in them religious and life-affirming values.”