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CATHOLIC TEXTBOOK PUBLISHER ANNOUNCES “I LOVE HISTORY” HISTORY ESSAY CONTEST FOR CATHOLIC STUDENTS: Cash awards for winning students, schools and homeschools

Date:        September 26, 2017
Contact:   Karen Walker, media relations — 949.370.1442 // karen@catholictextbookproject.com

Catholic Textbook Project’s president, Michael Van Hecke, M.Ed., today announced the official launch of the company’s annual History Essay Contest—this year themed I LOVE HISTORY— for Catholic students in Grades 5 through 12. Submission deadline is Friday, November 17, 2017. Winners will be announced during Catholic Schools Week in early 2018. Interested teachers may obtain contest rules and classroom posters at the textbook publisher’s website: www.CatholicTextbookProject.com

“What could be more fitting for us to sponsor than a history essay contest,” says Michael Van Hecke, founder and president of Catholic Textbook Project, the premiere publisher of highly praised, beautifully laid out and well-researched history textbooks for Catholic schools.

“Our textbooks stand out because they present all of history, including the major historical contributions by Catholic religious orders and lay men and women throughout the past more than 2,000 years,” explains Van Hecke. “These textbooks are written in an engaging, journalistic style, and laid out using all the benefits of the latest in graphic design, superior artwork, and more. They are even available as digital ebooks.”

Currently used in schools in more than 90 dioceses, Catholic Textbook Project history textbooks continues to receive highest praise from several secular university professors, including Jeffrey Russell, PhD., professor emeritus at University of California Santa Barbara; the late Kevin Starr, PhD, former professor at University of Southern California (USC), California State Librarian Emeritus and multi-award winner from Harvard University and elsewhere; and others.

“Teachers and students who use the Catholic Textbook Project series will be happy to know that in college its readers will know more about history than many of their professors as well as most of their classmates,” wrote Dr. Russell, professor of History, Emeritus, UC, Santa Barbara.

For more information or to download a classroom poster, contest rules or the official submission form that must accompany each essay submission or classroom submissions , please go to the special website page:  www.CatholicTextbookProject.com/essay-contest.

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