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Mother Seton Academy Student Writes Winning Essay on Ray Rice

A Mother Seton Academy student won the opportunity to attend the December 19 Baltimore Ravens game v. the New Orleans Saints and to serve as the official “Tee Kid” for the game. Andrew Britt won a school-sponsored essay contest for his essay on Ray Rice. The contest was created after Ms. Betty Contino donated the prize which she won at the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s 2nd Annual Gala for Catholic schools, which took place October 2, 2010.

Andrew Britt’s essay described how Ray Rice embodies the qualities of a great football player both on and off the field. “I selected Ray because he works hard to get every yard when he has the ball,” he wrote. “Another reason is that, when off the field, he demonstrates good manners.”

The second and third place winners, Everett Winchester and Tyler Fisher, wrote essays on Ray Lewis, citing his determination, leadership, and service to the community.

All three students were chosen to attend the game and were given field-access passes before the game.

Ms. Contino is a leader of the Women’s Alliance of the Partners in Excellence (PIE) scholarship program, which provides tuition assistance to inner-city youth to attend Catholic schools in Baltimore.

Mother Seton Academy, a Catholic middle school in Baltimore, is a tuition-free school for children of low-income families.