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Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
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Catholic Daughters contest honors student excellence

the Inland Register

(From the July 7, 2005 edition of the Inland Register)

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Cecilia in Walla Walla sponsored an Education Contest recently which drew widespread participation from students in the third through 12th grades.

Students were asked to create original worked focused on one of two themes: “Our Mother’s Loving Touch” and “I Can Make a Difference.”

The following individuals were winners in the Walla Walla area:

Division I (Grades 3-5)

Art: 1. Bethany Konen; 2. Hanna LaPier; 3. Hannah Warinner; Honorable Mention: Annie Higgins
Poster Art: 1. Caroline Morton*; 2. Mathew Zimmerman; 3. Robert Ferenz
Computer Art: 1. Christopher Neal*; 2. Chase Kimball; 3. Paul Wujek
Essay: 1. Lauren McCaw; 2. Stephanie Ferrel; 3. Jesus Lara
Poetry: 1. Janelle Hartford; 2. Victoria Bart; 3. Megan Hamada

Division II (Grades 6,7 & 8)

Art: 1. Brady Edwards; 2. Anthony Neal; 3. Will Moran; Honorable Mention: Nancy Munoz Ruiz
Poster Art: 1. Erin Mertens; 2. Shane Rasmussen; 3. Mariah Jausoro
Computer Art: 1. Matthew Wujek*; 2. Richie Westphal; 3. John Nibler; Honorable Mention: Anthony Neal
Poetry: 1. Ben Konen*; 2. Molly Cochran; 3. Kramer Blanc; Honorable Mention: Kyle Konen
Essay: 1. Caitlin Duncan; 2. Anthony Neal; 3. Alexander Mark Wilson

Division III (grades 9-12)

Poetry: 1. Carianne Wilson*; 2. Josip Belavic
Essay: 1. Josip Belavic*

An asterisk denotes Washington State Winners: Caroline Morton, 3rd place poster art (Div I); Christopher Neal, 1st place, computer art (Div.I); Matthew Wujek, 1st place in computer art (Div II); Ben Konen, 2nd place in poetry (Div II); Josip Belavic, 2nd place in Essay (Div III); Carianne Wilson, 2nd place in Poetry (Div III).

The first place winners at the state level, Matthew Wujek and Christopher Neal, will now compete at the National level which will be presented at the National Catholic Daughters convention in July 2005.

Division I students from the Walla Walla Catholic Daughters of the Americas recent Education Contest: Front row: Annie Higgins, Bethany Konen, Lauren McCaw. Middle row: Hanna LaPier, Victoria Bart, Megan Hamada, Chase Kimball, Paul Wujek. Back row: Hannah Warinner, Janelle Hartford, Stephanie Ferrel, Caroline Morton, Christopher Neal, Jesus Lara, Mathew Zimmerman

Students from Divisions II and III: Front row: Brady Edwards, Ben Konen. Middle row: Alexander Mark Wilson, John Nibler, Will Moran, Molly Cochran. Back row: Matthew Wujek, Mariah Jausoro, Erin Mertens, Carianne Wilson. (IR photos from Donna Wujek)

Honored poet

Drisana Spratt (left), an eighth grader at Saint Patrick School, Spokane, won first place in art and poetry in Spokane, and first place in the state in poetry in the recent national education contest sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. The themes of the 2005 contest were “Our Mother’s Loving Touch” and “I can make a difference.” Drisana’s poem reflected on Mary, the Mother of God. (IR photo from the Catholic Daughters of the Americas)


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