Catholic Citizenship Essay
Is designed to encourage youth to become citizens grounded in their faith through creative writing and is open to all qualifying Catholic students. This contest encourages our youth to connect more to their community and faith.
The goal of this program is to involve young Catholics in grades 8 to 12 (public, private, parochial, or home schools during the current school year) in civic discourse and instill in them religious and life-affirming values. The essay is 500-750 words on a specific topic, changing every other year. Entrants are judged on grammar, style, and how clearly they present the theme in a way that showcases creativity, imagination, and overall development of the topic.
Our council participates through Charleston Catholic School, however we encourage participation of students in our parishes. Certificates and prizes are award to the participating and winning students from each council in a District. The winnwers advance to the District competition. The winners of the District Competition then advance to the State Competition and finally nationally.