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500-plus children and youths create art, writing for Marian contest

19 Contest_IMG_5338 PAGEWinners of the consecration art and writing contest gathered with Archbishop Cordileone at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Oct. 7 as part of the day’s rosary rally and Mass consecrating the archdiocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Children and youths in archdiocesan schools, religious education programs and parishes participated in the contest. (Photo by Debra Greenblat/Catholic San Francisco)

October 12, 2017

More than 500 Catholic school and faith formation students, along with other school-age parish members, submitted art, essays and poetry in a contest designed to celebrate and perpetuate the Oct. 7 consecration of the Archdiocese of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The contest, inviting children and youths to be aware of the consecration and to reflect on the role of the Blessed Virgin in their lives, was initiated by Father Charles Puthota, archdiocesan director of pastoral ministry and pastor of St. Veronica Parish in South San Francisco.

Twenty-one schools and six parish religious education programs were represented in the contest. Judges in the archdiocesan Pastoral Center reviewed all entries.

Here are the first-place winners.

Art Contest
Kindergarten: Ada Vargas, Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Belmont
First grade: Kennedy Frakes, Our Lady of Angels School, Burlingame
Second: Kavika Hall, Our Lady of Visitacion School, San Francisco
Third: Miley Salvatore, St. Veronica Parish Faith Formation, South San Francisco
Fourth: Brooklyn Boeddeker, St. Gabriel School, San Francisco
Fifth: Gloria Paola Giron, St. Bruno Our Lady of Fatima group
Sixth: Jillian Growney, Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Redwood City
Seventh: Timmy Consunji, Our Lady of Mercy School, Daly City
Eighth: Cassidy Nicole Ravelo, St. Robert School, San Bruno
Ninth: Beatriz Hernandez, St. Veronica Faith Formation
10th: May Mon Paing, affiliation not available

 

Special Art Projects
Canvas:
Peter Nascimento, fourth grade, Holy Name of Jesus Parish, San Francisco
Stained glass: Iliana Patricia San Gabriel, sixth grade, Sts. Peter and Paul School, San Francisco
Canvas: Theresa and Anthony Nathan, eighth grade, Our Lady of Mercy Religious Education, Daly City
Canvas: Ziara Matthews, eighth grade, Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Belmont
Canvas: Brenda Gonzalez, eighth grade, Holy Angels School, Colma
Canvas: Emmanuel Nascimento, seventh grade, Holy Name of Jesus Parish
Group: Robin Tsai, Ariane Vidal, Lucas Woon, Ariana Zhao, eighth grade, St. Brigid School, San Francisco

 

Poetry/Prayer
Third:
Michael Ordona, Our Lady of the Visitacion School, San Francisco.
Fourth: Ysabella Galvez, Our Lady of Mercy School, Daly City
Fifth: Ilias Medios, Our Lady of the Visitacion School, San Francisco
Sixth: Isabel Salinas, Sts. Peter and Paul School, San Francisco
Seventh: Alana Gutierrez, St. Pius School, Redwood City
Eighth: Ella Milante, St. Catherine of Siena School, Burlingame

 

Essay
Sixth:
Jonathan Hsueh, St. Catherine of Siena School, Burlingame
Seventh: Camille Eggen, Our Lady of the Visitacion School, San Francisco
Eighth: Kira Cory, St. Robert School, San Bruno

 

18 10.12.17_ziara.matthews.mary.award.IMG_0313 HALFZiara Matthews, an eighth grader at Belmont’s Immaculate Heart of Mary School, created the award-winning entry for her grade level in the contest’s Special Art Projects division in the Marian consecration art, essay and poetry contest.

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