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2012 Neumann Essay Contest Winners!

Happy Birthday, St. John Neumann! To celebrate our fellow Redemptorist’s 201st birthday, we’re happy to announce the winners of the second annual St. John Neumann Essay Contest.

This year we asked Catholic school students in grades 6-12 to reflect on the topic, "Why is it important to learn about and live my faith?" As a catechist, missionary, and a bishop, St. John Neumann spent a lifetime learning, living, and defending, his Catholic faith. Our judges agreed that he would be proud of our students!
Special thanks to the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) for their help in publicizing the contest and in encouraging participation across the country
First-place winners in each category will be awarded a $300 scholarship, and two honorable mentions in each category will receive a $100 scholarship.
The winners in the middle school category are:
First Place
Quinn L.

(Blessed Sacrament School, Albany, NY)
Honorable Mention
Jared Kagel
(Resurrection/St. Paul School, Elkridge, MD)
Angel Velasquez 
(St. Peter the Apostle School, Philadelphia, PA)
The winners in the high school category are:
First Place
Tim Muyano
(Xavier High School, Middletown, CT)
Honorable Mention
Emma Breu
(Bishop Kenny High School, Jacksonville, FL)
Reed Webber 
(Archbishop Spalding High School, Severn, MD)