ANNUAL HISTORY ESSAY CONTEST
Our next annual essay contest will be held in January 2020! All Catholic students grades 5-12 are invited to participate, whether they are private, parochial, or homeschool students. Each grade will be given a different historical topic to explore. Topics and deadlines will be announced in January/February. Last year's topics were as follows:
Fifth graders were asked to choose a 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 that they would like to visit and then research that country’s history and write about two places of historical interest they would like to visit there.
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 describe a historical event that occurred between 300 A.D. and 1900 A.D., telling also how it changed history.
See below for last year's winners.
Paola Victoria Castillo, Florida
Topic: Juan Diego: Our Lady’s Special Messenger
Faith Maxian, Texas
David Zepeda, California
Topic: Hidden Corners of the World
Leila Joy Castillo, Florida
Topic: An Enduring Legacy: The Founding of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph
Catholic School Divisions:
Andrew Jensen, California
School: Saint Lawrence Martyr
Topic: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Hannah Fernandes, Nebraska
School: Saint Stephen the Martyr
Eleanor Rebmann, Illinois
School: St. Bede
Topic: Nzinga, Queen of Ndongo-Matamba
Liana Meyer, Kentucky
School: Immaculata Classical Academy
Topic: The Black Death