By GEORGIA BULLETIN STAFF | Published January 20, 2023
ATLANTA—As part of the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, the Office of Intercultural Ministries and Office of Catholic Schools coordinate an annual essay and art contest for students.
The theme for this year’s contest was based on Romans 12:12 to be “joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Students reflected on the Scripture when creating art and writing for the program.
The 2023 student winners in the three categories, as chosen by judges, are:
Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest (Chosen by a committee of representatives from the Office of Intercultural Ministries)
1st Place—Adrienne Bartlett, St. Thomas More School.
2nd Place (Tie) Valentina Martinez, St. John the Evangelist School and Felicity Burchfield, St. Catherine of Siena School.
3rd Place—Isabella Nguyen, St. Mary’s Academy.
MLK Poster Contest (Chosen by a committee of representatives from the Office of Intercultural Ministries)
1st Place (Tie)—Regina Hung, St. Peter Claver Regional School; Kelsie Nguyen, Zia Topple and Bowan Taylor, St. Joseph Parish School (Athens).
2nd Place (Tie)—Andres Diaz-Garcia, Immaculate Heart of Mary and Cannon Roberts, St. Mary’s School (Rome).
3rd Place (Tie)—Katy Karschner, Holy Redeemer School and Sienna Smith, Our Lady of the Assumption School.
Chancery’s Choice Poster Contest (Selected by employees of the Chancery)
1st Place—Margo Lair, Queen of Angels School.
2nd Place—Jackson Small and Sarah Small, St. Thomas More School.
3rd Place—Vivienne Guthrie, St. John the Evangelist School.