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Abundeo Reponte, Jr, FN
State Community Director
Email: COMMUNITY@kofc-wa.org
Phone: (253) 846-6869

 Catholic Citizenship
 Essay Contest

 Helping Youths be grounded in
 their faith through creative writing.


Encourage youth in your community to become citizens grounded in their faith through creative writing. Open to all Catholic students (public, private, home, or parochial schools) in grades 8 to 12 during the current school year.

This contest encourages today’s youth to be more connected to their community and their faith. The goal of this program 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. The essay should be approximately 500-750 words on a specific subject, changing every other year. Entrants will be judged on grammar, style, and how clearly they present the theme — which should showcase creativity, imagination and overall development of the topic.

 

Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest

The Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest provides young people the opportunity to become citizens grounded in their faith through creative writing, teaching them to be more connected to their community and faith. This contest encourages today’s youth to be more connected to their community and their faith. This program is to involve young Catholics in grades 8 through 12 (public, private, and parochial schools) and instill in them religious and life- affirming values.

In an essay of 500-750 words, describe everyday obstacles that you may have experienced or witnessed others experiencing while living a life of authentic faith. Explain how you have overcome these obstacles and how, by doing so, it has helped your faith to continue to grow.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” - James 1:2-4

If your council is interested in helping to entice the minds of young people and connect them with their Catholic faith, please order the Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest Kit through Supplies Online - the supply ordering portal available on Officers Online.

For more information about this program, please visit http://kofc.org/essay.