NEW LENOX (February 14, 2020) – Providence Catholic is proud to announce that three students have recently been recognized through community awards.
Junior Taylor Issa (Shorewood, graduate of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School) won an essay contest with the local chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. Her essay on Christoper Columbus from the perspective of one of his crew mates then went to the district where she won again. She and her essay now head to state to compete.
In addition, junior Anna Lennon (Shorewood, graduate of St Jude School in Joliet) and senior Mia Gleason (Frankfort, graduate of St. Mary Catholic School Mokena) recently won the Knights of Columbus Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest, sponsored by St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus Council #16369 in Orland Park. Mia and Anna had to complete an essay discussing the meaning of virtue and how they live and embody the virtue of charity. This contest encourages youth to be more connected to their community and their faith. Both girls will continue on to state competition.
“We are very proud of our students for their excellence in the classroom and within the community,” says Dr. John Harper, Principal at Providence Catholic. “One of the most important aspects of education is aiding students in finding and developing their potential. Their success in these essay competitions demonstrates their devotion to continual educational growth.”