Catholic Daughters hold annual Education Awards Ceremony
Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Ann No. 369, had its annual Education Awards Ceremony and reception honoring winners of their annual Education Contest on April 7.
Libby Ramirez, vice-regent, welcomed the honorees, their families and members and then led the opening prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Donna Moeller and Geraldine Jurica, education committee co-chairwomen, and Vice Regent Ramirez presented awards and certificates to the winners.
Schools participating were Our Lady of Victory Catholic School and St. Joseph High School.
First-place winners by category and whose entries have been sent to Catholic Daughters of the Americas state competition include:
Poetry: fourth through fifth grades - Neha Chanda, sixth through eighth grades - Ariel Roberts and high school - Olivia Creager
Essay: fourth through fifth grades - Andres Ramos; sixth through eighth grades - Logan Rivera; and high school - Alexandra Marlow
Computer Art: fourth through fifth grades - Reed Rivera; sixth through eighth grades - Logan Rivera
Photography: sixth through eighth grades - Katherine Terry; high school - Katie Timmins
Art: fourth through fifth grades - Emily Chandler; sixth through eighth grades - Mariana Valdivia; high school - Alyssa Rodriguez
Second- and third-place winners by category include:
Poetry: Matthew Janak, Anjali Gaalla, Conner Schilhab, Alexis Garza and Alex Ferrel
Essay: Kloe Cowan, Megan Morgan, Presley Henry, Mattalyne Pall and Gina Tames
Computer art: Grant Carson, Connor Alexander and Hunter Haug
Photography: Logan Rivera and Annabelle Gasaway
Art: Quinn Jones, Makenna Preslar, Randi Culpepper and Teresa Nguyen
Court St. Ann thanks both Catholic schools for their participation in helping make this project such a success.