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P.O. Box 23  •  Danbury, CT 06813 •  203.744.9562 (9KOC)

   Grand Knight: Ted Timmel
Chaplain: Rev Samuel V Scott   

Knights of Columbus

Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest


  Each year the Danbury Knights of Columbus McGivney Council #29 sponsor a Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest for three Parochial schools in Danbury, CT.

  The goal of the Catholic citizenship essay contest is to give students an opportunity to define the role of the Catholic citizen in many different scenarios and to strengthen the bond between the Knights of Columbus in local schools.

  This contest encourages today's youth to be more connected to their community and their faith.  The objective of this program is to involve young Catholics in 8th grade parochial schools in civic discourse and instill in them religious and life-affirming values.  The essay should be approximately 500-750 words on the specific subject which changes every year.  Entrants will be judged on grammar, style, and how clearly they presented the theme.  Entries should display creativity, imagination and overall development of the topic.

  Awards will be broken into three levels 1st Prize $50, 2nd Prize $25, 3rd Prize Honorable Award. All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.


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