ANNUAL HISTORY ESSAY CONTEST
Thank you to all of those who participated in our annual history essay contest! This year’s topics were as follows:
Fifth graders were asked to choose a Catholic historical character from North America born before 1950 and write about his or her life and work and why he or she was important to the Church and country.
Sixth graders were asked to choose a country other than their home country, that they would like to visit and write about the country’s history.
Seventh and eighth graders were asked to choose a non-North American historical character who lived between 300 A.D. and 1900 A.D. and relate how that person influenced the time and place in which they lived.
High schoolers were asked to choose and write about an important historical event and how it changed history.
Mabel Rosenmeyer, Arizona
Topic: Mother Angelica
Benedict Tawney, Arizona
Rose Henze, Missouri
Topic: St. Vincent de Paul
Hannah Elkins, North Carolina
Topic: Caesar Crosses the Rubicon
Catholic School Divisions:
Veronica Palm, Kentucky
School: Immaculata Classical Academy
Topic: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Mary Grace Dickerson, Pennsylvania
School: Regina Coeli Academy
Julian Walker, Missouri
School: St. Elizabeth
Topic: Sir Isaac Newton
Benjamin Shamai, Texas
School: Cistercian Preparatory School
Topic: The Berlin Haskalah and the Jewish Aspirations of Assimilation