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Respect Life Contest 2016 Winners

The Diocese of Rockville Centre’s Respect Life Office held its annual Youth Awards Ceremony to honor participants in the Respect Life Contest at St. John the Baptist High School on March 16. Awards were given to the winning entries of essay, poetry, bookmarks, videos, photo montage and musical selections.  Students from across Long Island in grades 7-8 (Level One) and grades 9-12 (Level Two) created entries  on the theme “Every Life is Worth Living!”

Photos from the Awards Ceremony

Respect Life 2016 Awards To view photos in Flickr, click here.

Listen to Music of  Winners and Finalists

To listen in our Sound cloud: click here.

To see all the winning artwork

(Bookmark, Photography and Pin – It Photo montage ) click here.

To read all the winning essays: click here.

To read all the winning poetry: click here.

View Video Clip Category Winners and Finalists

To view videos on Youtube, click here.

The complete list of winners follows:

Bookmark Level I

1st: Harsehej Anand, St. Patrick School, Bay Shore

2nd: Stephanie Calderone, St. Edward the Confessor School, Syosset

3rd: Christopher Jean-Pierre, Our Lady of Lourdes School, West Islip

Bookmark Design Level II

1st: Sandra Rutkowski, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Lindenhurst

2nd: Juliana Guzzello, St. Aidan Church, Williston Park

3rd: Kelly Ghosio, St. John The Evangelist Church, Center Moriches

Essay Level I

1st: Grace Donovan, St. Christopher School, Baldwin – View essay

2nd: Alexa Sacripante, St. Patrick School, Bay Shore – View essay

3rd: Matthew Young, St. Peter of Alcantara Church, Port Washington – View Essay

Essay Level II

1st: Julia Green, St. Kilian Church, Farmingdale – View Essay

2nd: Christopher Michel, St. Dominic High School, Oyster Bay – View Essay

3rd: Sophie Wilson, Kellenberg Memorial High School, Uniondale – View Essay

Music Level I

1st: Chimelu Ani, St. Mary School, East Islip

2nd: Evan Carroll, Bro. Joseph C. Fox Latin School, Uniondale

3rd: Madison Drobinko, St. Anne’s School, Garden City

Music Level II

1st: Sophia Scarpa, St. Kilian Church, Farmingdale

2nd: Christian Licato, St. Raphael’s Church, East Meadow

3rd: Nicholas Castelli & Thea Mundy (duet), Kellenberg Memorial High School, Uniondale

Photography Level I

1st: Daniel Juengst, St. Joseph School, Garden City

2nd: Kelly Keating, St. Mary Elementary School, Manhasset

3rd: Kristen Aragona, St. Raymond’s School, East Rockaway

Photography level II

1st: Joseph Scarpa, St. Kilian Church, Farmingdale

2nd: Francesca Mollo, St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School, West Islip

3rd: Claire Reynolds, Sacred Heart Academy, Hempstead

Poetry Level I

1st: Olivia McNicholas, Holy Family Church, Hicksville – View Poetry

2nd: Lily Anne Mazzio, St. Rosalie’s Church, Hampton Bay  – View Poetry

3rd: Kayla Levasseur, Our Lady of Victory School, Floral Park – View Poetry

Poetry Level II

1st: Christina Razza, St. Ignatius the Martyr Church, Long Beach  – View Poetry

2nd: Theresa Mladinich, St. Kilian Church, Farmingdale  – View Poetry

3rd: Isabella Sampino, St. Patrick Church, Bay Shore  – View Poetry

Video Clip Level I

1st: Madison Spanodemos, St. Agnes Cathedral School, Rockville Centre

2nd: Rosemary Pham, St. Mary Elementary School, Manhasset

3rd: Sophia Calabrese, St. William the Abbot School, Seaford

Video Clip Level II

1st: Barbara Losseau, St. Anne Church, Brentwood

2nd: Lindsay Morales, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, West Hempstead

3rd: Kailee Alberto, Kellenberg Memorial High School, Uniondale

Photo montage Level I

1st: Caraline Dolan, St. Raymond Church, East Rockaway

2nd: Amanda Walker, St. Patrick’s School, Bay Shore

3rd: Mia Stroub, St. Mary Church, East Islip

Photo montage Level II

1st: Clare Rose O’Brien, Kellenberg M. High School, Uniondale

2nd: Nicholas A. Guevara, St. Joseph the Worker Church, East Patchogue

3rd: Natalie Distler, St. John the Baptist Diocesan, High School, West Islip

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