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Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest

You are invited to participate in the 2022 Knights of Columbus “Catholic Citizenship Essay
Contest”. This competition is open to 8th grade students at St. Aloysius Catholic School. The
goal of the program is to involve you, as a young Catholic in civic discourse and instill religious
and life-affirming values. This year’s topic is:
Explain how young Catholics can evangelize our faith to families and friends who have
turned away from religion and encourage them to return to the Church and embrace the
sacraments.
The following essay rules shall apply:
1. The essay should be 500-750 words in a PDF document.
2. The essay should be double-spaced with your assigned number and word count at the top.
3. Your name should not appear on the essay. Your teacher will assign a number to you.
4. Your PDF file name should be your assigned number from your teacher, e.g., A103.pdf.
If your file name is mislabeled, your essay will be disqualified.

5.All essays are due on or before Friday, September 30.
Grading will be based on a 100-point system, broken down as follows:
Essay’s strict adherence to subject matter and how well the essay is written……………50 points
Style, including originality, creativity, and imagination………………………………………………20 points
Grammar, with attention to the structure of sentences and paragraphs…………………..10 points
Essay consistent with the student’s age / education………………………………………………….20 points
The first-place winner will receive a $100 cash award and a framed certificate.
We hope you will enter the competition and we look forward to reviewing your essay.

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Thank you for your entry. Your teacher will be contacted once we have chosen a winner. Good luck!

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