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

Runner-up Winners

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.