Mary Geffre Johnson, education chairman, announced the winners in three categories of the contest sponsored by the national headquarters. The themes selected were "The Beauty of God's Creation" and "Taking Time for Others."
Students could select to enter in any or all of the categories. Students represent St. Agnes School and Jolley School.
Winners in each division were:
Art: Division I – grades 4-5, first place, Carter Andre; second place, tie – Alexa Mockler, Hailey Freidel; third place, tie – Anna Hammond, Audry Miiller; honorable mention, Kathy Herrera. Adult Division: Maria Heimstra.
Poetry: Division I – first place, McKenzie Culver; second place, Sydney Kronaizl; third place, Jackson Gleeson; honorable mention, Britney Sweeney, Anna Hammond, Marley Hanson.
Poetry: Division II – grades 6-8, first place, Sam Pearson; second place, Cassie Donahoe; third place, tie – Claire Jones and Ellen Hanson.
Poetry: Division III – grades 9-11, first place, Emily Holoch; second place, Steffani Donahue; third place, Dominick Jones. Adult Division – first place, Lucille O'Connor, second place, Maria Heimstra.
Essay: Division I �first place, Andrew Heine; second place, Kelly Nielsen; third place, tie – Matt Pearson and Hailey Freidel; honorable mention, Reilly Larson.
Essay: Division II – first place, Cassie Donohoe; second place, Kelly Amundson, third place, tie – Julie Goeden and Clint Hubert.
Essay: Division III – first place, Bennet Johnson; second place, Lacy Sullivan.
First place entries in each division were forwarded to the state contest.
State awards will be presented at the Catholic Daughters State Convention, to be held at the Holiday Inn in Mitchell on April 13-15.
St. Agnes Court will be represented by four delegates with Linda Paulson, court regent, leading the delegation.