Essay Contest

2022-2023 Essay Topic 

In an essay of 500-750 words, 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? 

“Here on earth, it’s impossible to perform a more meritorious act than visiting Jesus often in the Eucharist. If you took all of the good works done by all of the humans who have ever lived in all of history and stacked them all up and multiplied them by a million, they wouldn’t equal the merit, the virtue, and the worth of one Mass. The Eucharistic sacrifice is Christ’s infinite merit, infinite value.” – St Teresa of Avila 

This contest encourages today’s youth to be more connected to their community and their faith. 

Contact Info

Keith Betton

cell: 708-699-0130

kbetton@comcast.net

Contest Forms & Info

SUPREME ESSAY CONTEST TIMETABLE

July/August: Council and/or assemblies should order Catholic Essay Contest Kits.  Kit contents available on program guide sheets and can be ordered along with additional program material via Officers Online. Contact schools to obtain participation.  At this time, the due date and means of recognizing winners should be determined.

 

September: Students write essay

 

October: Judges review essay for Council level

 

November/December: Judges review essay at the District and Jurisdiction (State) level

 

January: Jurisdiction (State) judging. Essays due to the Supreme Council for international judging by January 31 - Jurisdiction winners should be recognized at the annual convention

 

March: International Essay Contest winner is announced

2022-23 Essay Contest State Results

Grade Rank Name Council  City

8 Winner Anne Wolski 16720 Oswego

8 Runner-up Gwendolyn Westhoff 4741 Millstadt

8 Runner-up Maggie Lagman 4849 Oswego

 

9 Winner Leo McKibbin 574 Bloomington

9 Runner-up Koby Brown 574 Bloomington

9 Runner-up Giovanna Bellino 574 Bloomington

 

11 Winner Elena Bantister 574 Bloomington

11 Runner-up Elijah Ramden 574 Bloomington

11 Runner-up Alexander Welsh 574 Bloomington

 

12 Winner Cameron Kossler 574 Bloomington

12 Runner-up Josh Pagan 574 Bloomington

12 Runner-up Alexander Tabb 574 Bloomington


The Winner at each level will be advanced to the Supreme Council for judging at the International level.