CUL Essay Contest State Results


There were many good entries, more are groups covered than last year. Congratulations to the winners and their sponsoring Councils/Districts. We’ll order the awards soon and hope to have them ready to send out by early April. Winning essays will be on display at the State Convention where we hope to announce the 2016 topic!


The topic the students were assigned was “Abortion vs. Slavery” (As slaves were considered “property” and not persons, which was eventually found to be illegal, can unborn fetuses be aborted because they are “property” of the mother and not human beings?)  Essays were judged and awards presented at local Council and Diocesan (Regional) levels. First and second place winning essays were forwarded on for State competition.  The contest is open to all students grades 7-12 in the State.

First-third place winners received gold, silver or bronze medals and Certificates of Merit at both the Diocesan and State levels.  First place State winners received $75 gift cards, 2nd place State - $50 gift cards, and Diocesan 1st place winners - $25 gift cards. 

In announcing the winners, KC State Program Director William Frayer said, “These essays showed excellent work and tremendous insight into the depth of this issue in our society today!  We congratulate and commend these students for their outstanding efforts.”  The winning essays will be on display at the KC State Convention in Wisconsin Dells on April29-May 1.

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic men’s fraternal organization with over 1.9 million members globally and over 36,000 in Wisconsin.  The Essay Contest is just one of the many youth and Culture of Life supporting activities of the Knights who are noted also for their many charitable, parish-support, family, faith formation, and community programs.

For more information on the Knights of Columbus, Culture of Life and other programs, contact KC State Culture of Life Director Dan Miller at 262-424-8787, State Program Director William Frayer at 262-633-7887 or see the State website at www.wikofc.com.