Knights of Columbus essay contest

The New Hampshire Knights of Columbus is once again sponsoring a Student Respect Life Essay Contest. The contest is open to any junior high school (grades 6, 7 and 8) and senior high school students (grades 9, 10, 11 and 12) in New Hampshire. The Knights of Columbus will make up to six cash awards of $100. Entrants do not have to be a member of the Knights or a Catholic.

The theme for this year’s contest is “In what ways is unacceptable mass violence tied to our society’ accepted violence (such as abortion) and what can I do to help reduce violence in our society? (e.g., Google Bishop Chaput, Philadelphia).”

The deadline to enter is midnight Dec. 15.

Essays may not be longer than 500 words; must be typed and submitted as a PDF or Word Document and emailed to matu19@comcast.net. Include student name, age, grade, school, parent name and address, phone parish and email with the entry.

Students may obtain help and information, including from parents, teachers, friends and the Internet, but the essay itself must be their own work.

Further contest details may be obtained from K of C New Hampshire contest chairman John P. Matuszewski (603-434-4098) or K of C New Hampshire State Pro-Life Chairman Ron Distasio (603-595-7837).