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.


Homeschool Divisions:

5th Grade:

Mabel Rosenmeyer, Arizona

Topic: Mother Angelica

6th Grade:

Benedict Tawney, Arizona

Topic: Poland

7-8 Grade:

Rose Henze, Missouri

Topic: St. Vincent de Paul

High School:

Hannah Elkins, North Carolina

Topic: Caesar Crosses the Rubicon

Catholic School Divisions:

5th Grade:

Veronica Palm, Kentucky

School: Immaculata Classical Academy

Topic: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

6th Grade:

Mary Grace Dickerson, Pennsylvania

School: Regina Coeli Academy

Topic: Israel

7-8 Grade:

Julian Walker, Missouri

School: St. Elizabeth

Topic: Sir Isaac Newton

High School:

Benjamin Shamai, Texas

School: Cistercian Preparatory School

Topic: The Berlin Haskalah and the Jewish Aspirations of Assimilation

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