We are pleased and proud to announce the winners of the
What the Blessings of Christmas Mean to Me
2012 Essay Contest
Grand Prize Winner
Gaby Gagliano – Grade 7
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School
Ivannova Bolanos – Grade 8
St. Mark School
Rasheed Kelly – Grade 7
Sacred Heart School – Cambria Heights
Timothy Fanning – Grade 6
Holy Angels Catholic Academy
Nicole A. D’Amil – Grade 6
Our Lady of Fatima School
Caroline Jaipaul – Grade 8
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy
Certificates of participation will be sent to each school electronically.
They may be distributed to students at the discretion of the principal.
Special thanks to Mrs. Barbara McArdle and Mrs. Anne-Marie Baumis for assisting in the final round of judging
and to Mrs. Cathy Kenny, Special Projects Coordinator for Curriculum and Evaluation, for organizing the contest.
Thank you to all the teachers who participated in the preliminary round of judging and the students who submitted essays at each participating Catholic elementary school.