The students of Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Princeton, put their Catholic social teaching into pictures, videos and words and came away with 11 of the 16 awards given out Jan. 16 at Princeton University’s ninth annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration.
Commending the students for their winning efforts, Dr. Patty Fagin, Stuart’s head of school, said: “We are so very proud of the hard work and effort all of our Stuart students put into their projects with this challenge. We are especially pleased that the perseverance and commitment to excellence of Stuart students at all grade levels has been recognized by the University’s Martin Luther King Celebration Committee.”
The literary, visual arts and video contest for students in New Jersey in grades four through 12, is held each year by the university in conjunction with the annual celebration of Dr. King’s birthday. This year, the students were asked to consider the persistent inequities in educational access or achievement and propose solutions.
The contest winners were recognized winners were recognized at a ceremony in Princeton’s Richardson Hall.
The award recipients in the visual arts contest for grades four through six were: Katherine McLaughlin, Princeton, grade six, third place; Alexandra Rounds, Princeton, fifth grade, honorable mention.
In the literary and video category for grades seven and eight, three students, all from Princeton, took home awards. There were: Rachel Asir, seventh grade, first place; Hayley Siegel, eighth grade, second place and Chloe Mario, eighth grade, honorable mention.
The literary and video contest winners for grades nine and ten were Bindu Bansinath, North Brunswick, tenth grade, second place; Vanessa Li, Princeton, tenth grade, third place.
It was a clean sweep in the literary and video competition for 11th and 12th grade students with Stuart coming up the winner in all categories. First place when to Christina Chun, West Windsor,12th grade. Alisha Mehndiratta, Skillman, also grade 12, took second place while Christina Zeppenfeld, Trenton, an eleventh grade student, took third.[[In-content Ad]]