Announcing the Winners of the 2020 Discover Catholic Schools Contest

The Catholic Schools Office is excited to announce the winners of the 2020 Discover Catholic Schools in New England Contest. This annual contest is an opportunity for Catholic school students in the Archdiocese of Boston explore and explain their faith. See below for the parameters for this year's contest. CSO Enrollment Specialist Mariana Fontoura organized and led the contest. She said, "The contest was created in a way to show our students' hard work, their intimacy with God, and for them to have a fun time. It's always encouraging and brings us joy reading their submissions and realizing their commitment to the contest." This year we received more than 300 entries!

2020 Winners

  • Kindergarten: Gracen Noah Henry, St. John Paul II Catholic Academy, Dorchester
  • First Grade: Julia Hastings, Our Lady's Academy, Waltham
  • Second Grade: Jayde Wood, St Monica School, Methuen
  • Third Grade: Jilanys Luciano, St. Pius V School, Lynn
  • Fourth Grade: Ciera Naroian, Sacred Hearts School, Bradford
  • Fifth Grade: Joliet Naroian, Sacred Hearts School, Bradford
  • Sixth Grade: Nicholas Cavour, St. Patrick School, Stoneham
  • Seventh Grade: Cihara Mathieu, Sacred Hearts School, Bradford
  • Eighth Grade: Chloe McCracken, Sacred Hearts School, Bradford
  • High School: Andrea DiBiase, Arlington Catholic High School
DCSNE Kinder

Kindergarten: Gracen Noah Henry, St. John Paul II Catholic Academy, Dorchester

DCSNE Grade 1

First Grade: Julia Hastings, Our Lady's Academy, Waltham

DCSNE Grade 2

Second Grade: Jayde Wood, St Monica School, Methuen

DCSNE Grade 3
DCSNE Grade 4

Fourth Grade: Ciera Naroian, Sacred Hearts School, Bradford

Fifth Grade: Joliet, Sacred Hearts School, Bradford

Fifth Grade: Joliet, Sacred Hearts School, Bradford

DCSNE Grade 5 p2
DCSNE Grade 6 p1

Sixth Grade: Nicholas Cavour, St. Patrick School, Stoneham

DCSNE Grade 7

Seventh Grade: Cihara Mathieu, Sacred Hearts School, Bradford

DCSNE Grade 8

Eighth Grade: Chloe McCracken, Sacred Hearts School, Bradford

DCSNE HS p1
DCSNE HS p2
DCSNE HS p3
The parameters of this year's contest:

Kindergarten and First Grade Students: Create a drawing with the theme Who Jesus is to you? Use any material crayons, color, watercolor

Second and Third Grade Students: How receiving Jesus in Holy Communion changes us. Create a drawing or write an essay to tell us about Jesus. The essay must be at least two paragraphs long.

Fourth to Eighth Grade Students: What happens in your heart when you receive Jesus in the Eucharist or adore Him in Eucharistic Adoration? Write an essay that describes what happens when you receive Jesus in Holy Communion or adore Him in the Most Blessed Sacrament at Eucharistic Adoration. What do you experience? How do you feel? Essays must be at least four paragraphs long.

High School Students: How has the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist changed your life? How could you explain the True Presence of Jesus to a person who does not believe? Please participate by writing an essay or poem or by creating an audiovisual, painting, or song. Essays must be at least four paragraphs long.

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