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Voices Young Writers 

Between 2002 and 2012, the Voices Young Writers Award was presented to 29 Catholic students under 18 years of age.  Each winning essay was published in Voices, and the young writer received an award of $100. An archive of these original essays appears below.

Winning Essays

Pentecost 2002 winning essay, Whether Christ Changed the Role of Woman by Elizabeth Ruth Cheffers.
Michaelmas 2002
winning essay, The Little Lily of Purity by Katherine Buckmaster.
Pentecost 2003
winning essay, Seat of Wisdom, Help of Students by Allannah Karas.
Michaelmas 2003
winning essay, The REAL Presence by Claire Cote.
Michaelmas 2003
winning essay, Temptation and Sin by Emma Olwell.
Eastertide 2004 winning essay, The Price of Their Faith by Margueritte McKenzie.
Pentecost 2004 winning essay, A Life Lived with Faith and Reason by Anna Maria Mendell.
Eastertide 2005 winning essay, Saint Teresa of Avila — A Paragon of Faith & Virtue by Alex Macey.
Michaelmas 2005 winning essay, Can the Existence of God Be Proven? by Derek Remus.
Christmas 2005 - Epiphany 2006 winning essay, Mary, Our Mother, by Miceala Shocklee
Lent-Easter 2006 winning essay, Pope John Paul the Great: Holiness, His Life, by Sarah Halbur
Pentecost 2006 winning essay, Take my Hand, not my Life, by Alleman High School Students
Michaelmas 2006 winning essay, A Forest of Eight Hundred Thousand Trees, by RoseMary Johnson
Pentecost 2007 winning essay, Augustine of Hippo’s Diary, by Renold Sossong
Michaelmas 2007 winning essay, Thomas More: A Saint for Today, by Bernadette Pfang
Eastertide 2008
winning essay,
Lessons of Faith in Glass — Stained Glass Windows: Decoration or Inspiration?, by Megan Oliver
Michaelmas 2008 winning essay, The Four Marks of the Church, by Anna Gareis
Michaelmas 2008 winning essay, How to Decide the Moral Issues in Voting, by Joseph Ruwe
Advent-Christmas 2008 winning essay,
God Is With Me by Roland Rebuyon
Advent-Christmas 2008 winning essay,
Stand up for Life: A Call to Action! by Sarah Sheehan
Advent-Christmas 2008 winning essay,
Whether Tolerance is a Virtue by Elizabeth McFadden
Eastertide 2009 winning essay, Writings of Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Mira Ebersole
Michalemas 2009 winning essay,
Year of the Priest by Clare Jensen
Advent Christmas 2009 winning essay, Gregorian Chant: Sacred, Precious, Beautiful by Kara Gordon
Eastertide 2010 winning essay, The Internet: A New Frontier for Proclaiming the Gospel by Anna Vandegrift
Pentecost 2010 winning essay, The Holy Spirit and the Sacrament of Love by Elizabeth B. T. Russell
Christmastide 2010 winning essays,
The Siege of Malta by Louis Jensen and We Must Seek Christ, Who First Sought Us by Lisa Nguyen
Pentecost 2011 winning essay, The Four Marks of the Catholic Church, by Faith Nemec
Pentecost 2012 winning essay,
The Eucharist and the Priesthood, by Robby Gillmore


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