We are pleased and proud to announce the winners of the
“What is Your Favorite Christmas Story?”
2012 Essay Contest for 4th and 5th Grade Students

Grand Prize Winner
Joseph Garuccio – Grade 5
St. Athanasius School

Runner-up Winners
Anna Dilena – Grade 5
Our Lady of Mercy School

Sarah Kilkenny – Grade 4
Our Lady of Mercy School

Anthony Orlando – Grade 5
St. Athanasius School

Breanna Rivera – Grade 5
St. Thomas the Apostle School

Brandon Roldan – Grade 5
St. Thomas the Apostle School

We are gratefully to Radio City  Music Hall for their continued collaboration with the Office of the Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services.
Certificates of participation will be sent to each school electronically and they may be distributed to students at the discretion of the principal.
Thank you to our final round judges:  Sr. Peggie Merritt, OP, Mrs. Eleanor Menna, Ms. Sue Ann Roye, Mrs. Marian Abruzzo
and a special thank you to Mrs. Cathy Kenny, Special Projects Coordinator for Curriculum and Evaluation, for organizing the contest.
We would also like to thank the teachers who participated in the preliminary round of judging and the students who submitted essays at each  of the participating Catholic elementary schools that entered the contest.