NEWTOWN—The Knights of Columbus recently sponsored the “What it means to be a Veteran” essay and poster contest held at St. Rose School.
Seventh-graders participated in the poster contest and eighth-graders participated in the essay contest. A committee of Knights of Columbus from St. Rose of Lima Parish, Council 185, reviewed the submissions and selected the top 3 in each category.
According to Knight Len Moritz who ran the contest, they were impressed with the quality of all essays and posters which showed the students’ reverence for veterans. Due to current restrictions, the Knights could not present the awards in person, instead, Miss Patricia Vertucci, middle school language arts teacher, read Mr. Moritz’s comments and presented the awards at school Friday morning, November 13.
The winners are:
Benjamin Haddad, First place essay
Alexis Keane, Second place essay
Lily Fagan, Third place essay
Ethan Kravec, First place poster
Anna Campolettano, Second place poster
Chloe Geloso, Third place poster
As a special tribute, the Knights put together a slideshow of photos submitted by St. Rose School parents of family and friends who are veterans.