We are excited to announce the winners for the Catholic Textbook Project’s 2017 History Essay Contest! This year’s submissions came from 55 homeschools and 83 private schools whose essays where marked by exceptional academic quality.
“We were pleased to receive even more entries than last year, with 70 new schools submitting essays. I am delighted to hear from teachers that this contest continues to be an enriching experience for their students, helping to bring history alive for them. Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to student and school winners!”
— Michael Van Hecke, M.Ed., President of Catholic Textbook Project
Below are the winners listed by grade and homeschool/Catholic school.
Winner: Justin King from Huntersville, NC
Topic: Justin wrote about St. Junipero Serra. Read essay.
Winner: Gus Schmiesing from Sidney, OH
Topic: Gus wrote about why he would like to visit Poland. Read essay.
Winner: Ellen Foreman from San Antonio, TX
Topic: Ellen wrote about St. Joan of Arc. Read essay.
Winner: Liam Martin from Orrville, OH
Topic: Liam wrote about the Thirty Years War. Read essay.
Catholic School Divisions:
Winner: Tonino Marchetti from Regina Pacis Academy in Norwalk, CT.
Topic: Tonino wrote about St. Isaac Jogues. Read essay.
Winner: Maximilian Trossen from Padre Pio Academy in Shawnee, KS
Topic: Maximillian wrote about why he would like to visit France. Read essay.
Winner: Natalie Marie Stuart from Regina Coeli Academy in Abington, PA.
Topic: Natalie wrote about Machiavelli and atheistic humanism. Read essay.
Winner: Julia Wilson from Chaminade Preparatory High School in West Hills, CA.
Topic: Julia wrote about the effect of WWI on the culture of the U.S. Read essay.
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