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:
Fourth graders were asked to write about one of the following topics: 1.) Their state’s history, including the history of the Catholic Church in their state. 2.) An important person to the history of their state, or 3.) An important historical site in their state.
Fifth graders were asked to write about one of the following topics: 1.) A historical character born before 1950 from North America who made an impact on the Church and country, or 2.) A historical site in North America that they have visited and why it is historically important.
Sixth graders were asked to choose a country they would like to visit, research the country’s history, and write about two places of historical interest that they would like to visit and why.
Seventh and eighth graders were asked to choose a non-North American historical character who lived between 300 A.D. – 2000 A.D. and relate how that person influenced the time and place in which they lived.
High schoolers were asked to describe an important historical event, the key players, its outcome, and how it changed history.
Mariko Ito, Pennsylvania
Topic: The Valley that Changed the World
Emry Brandon, Nebraska
Topic: The Castle of St. Mark
Veronica Palm, Kentucky
Topic: St. Sophia Cathedral
John Vanchura, Michigan
Topic: Pope St. Leo the Great
Douglas Palm, Kentucky
Topic: The Battle of Zenta
Laura Tra, Kansas
Topic: St. Catherine of Siena
Catholic School Divisions:
Declan Panlilio, California
School: St. Basil's School
Topic: Larry Itliong
Madeleine Wade, Texas
School: St. Mary's Cathedral School
Topic: Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Gloria Jasso, Florida
School: Rhodora J. Donahue Academy
Isabella Tesfaye, Virginia
School: Angelus Academy
Topic: Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia
Ashlyn Miller, Texas
School: Frassati Catholic High School
Topic: The Legacy of Lepanto
Annika Allan, Florida
School: Donahue Academy
Topic: Plato's Influence in the Modern World Through Geometry