Catholic schools in the news

By Catholic Review Staff
St. John the Evangelist School students win art contest
Seventh-grader Jessica Bauer and sixth-grader Caroline Hock, students at St. John the Evangelist School in Hydes, recently won the Baltimore County State’s Attorney Anti-Drug 2013-14 poster-calendar contest, according to information from the school.
Their artwork was selected from more than 3,000 entries submitted by Baltimore County students, according to information from the school. Students designed an anti-drug message and created it in the medium of their choice.
The annual contest has 25 winners: 13 for the calendar, 12 for the poster, according to information from the school. Jessica won first place for the calendar and her artwork will appear on the cover. Caroline’s artwork will be featured on the poster. They each received cash prizes and will attend an awards ceremony.
St. John’s Catholic Prep students win essay contest
Father Keith W. Boisvert, pastor of St. Katharine Drexel in Frederick (right) stands with Kelsey Bealmear, a winner of the 2013 Drexel Scholarship Competition.
Kelsey Bealmear, a junior at St. John’s Catholic Prep in Buckeystown, recently won an essay contest about how the example of St. Katharine’s ministry can be applied to social justice issues today.
The annual essay contest is open to all student parishioners. The prize is either a $500 high school or $1,000 college scholarship.
The award was presented at the annual Drexel Ball March 9, which generates funds for the scholarships, and is held annually to celebrate St. Katharine Drexel’s Feast Day.
Catholic school students attend lecture on Shroud of the Turin
More than 400 middle school students from St. Mark in Catonsville, Resurrection-St. Paul School and Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, both in Ellicott City, attended a lecture on the Shroud of the Turin at Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City March 15.
The Shroud of Turin is a centuries old linen cloth that bears the image of a crucified man who millions believe to be Jesus of Nazareth, according to information from The Shroud of Turin’s website.
Essay contest open to high school students
The St. Charles Borromeo Philippine Medical Mission in Arlington, Va. seeks entries for its 2013 high school student essay contest.
The theme is “We are one human family and loving our neighbor has global implications.”
The contest encourages students to reflect on the value of caring for the poor in faith and charity.
Essays must be 300-400 words, in English, typed and double spaced.
Students must send their name, email address, grade, school name, city, state and teacher name to pmm@stcharleschurch.org by May 17.
Students can email essays as attachments.
Essays will be judged on embodiment of the theme, comprehension, organization, creativity and writing skills, including grammar, punctuation and spelling.
The first prize winner will receive $200; second place $100’ and third place $50. One entry per student and previous winners are not eligible to participate.
The contest is open to all U.S.-based high school students, including home-schooled students.
The winner will be announced on Facebook and online June 15. 
Calvert Hall students win awards at Central Maryland History Day
Sixteen freshmen and sophomores from Calvert Hall College High School in Towson participated in Central Maryland History Day at the Community College of Baltimore County – Dundalk March 16.
The following students were recognized and will advance to Maryland History Day 2013 at UMBC April 27: Ben Poore and Mike Foley, first place website (1066: The Year that Changed England Forever); Paul Phan, first place paper (Tet Offensive); George Hughey, first place documentary (The Battle of Midway as a Turning Point in the Pacific War); William Field and Thomas Tennant,  second place documentary (The Battle of Coral Sea and Its Effects on Aviated Warfare)
This year’s state contest is expected to draw more than 600 participants from across the state. State winners will advance to the National History Day Contest in College Park in June.
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