NORWALK—In celebration of the true meaning of the Christmas season, nearly 140 students from All Saints Catholic School in Norwalk recently submitted entries in the Knights of Columbus’ annual Keep Christ in Christmas poster contest coordinated by St Matthew Council No, 14360 in Norwalk
According to the rules of the contest, posters were required to be the original work of the student and to reflect the theme of Keep Christ in Christmas. “It was extremely difficult for us to single out individual students for their work,” commented Council 14360’s Deputy Grand Knight and KCIC Poster Chairman Chris O’Connor. We were impressed by the thought and creativity the students put into their posters, and we thoroughly enjoyed judging them.” After much debate, the following students (one per grade level) were honored for their posters by the judging committee
Grade 1: Parker Rosa
Grade 2: Fiona Ward
Grade 3: Niovi Kamargiannaki
Grade 4: Olivia De Leon
Each winner received a special certificate and a gift card to a local movie theater. The winning entries will be submitted at the state level to be judged
“We would like to thank Mrs. Linda Dunn, All Saints’ principal, and all of the students who submitted entries in this year’s contest,” said Council 14350 Grand Knight, Anthony Armentano. “Once again, they reminded us what Christmas is truly about.”
The Keep Christ in Christmas Poster contest is a way to promote the true spirit of Christmas in our homes, schools, parishes and communities. This initiative is a great way to spur children’s creativity and participation in the season, while bringing an understanding to the true, spiritual meaning of Christmas.
The goals of the Knights of Columbus Council at St. Matthew Church in Norwalk are to perform acts of charity, providing those in need with a range of support from financial to tactical help in dealing with a wide variety of challenges. Council members work together to foster the founding principles of our order: charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. Our goal as a council is to continue to identify specific needs in our community and muster support and help to alleviate these challenges and hardships to the best of our abilities and resources.
(For more information, visit saintmatthewknights.com.)