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We are extending our Essay Contest until November 30th.

To submit, please email your essay along with your Name, your Teachers name and email, your school contact information and address and email it to:  WHidalgo@maryknoll.org

2021 Maryknoll Student Essay Contest

Topic: Sharing Good News

1st Place Prize:

$1,000 per division

2nd Place Prize:

$300 per division

3rd Place Prize:

$150 per division

ASSIGNMENT

Today the world seems full of “bad news” stories that
tell of people expressing hatred, violence, discrimination and other evils demonstrating the worst of humanity. 
But there are many people who are making the world a better place. 

Write an essay sharing a “good news” story from your own life and explain how it reflects the “good news” message of Jesus.

ENTRY

Entries should be 500–750 words.

Note: Spelling and grammar count. Students may:
1) submit essays online by completing the form below (if 13 or older)
OR
2) mail essays to the address below. Mailed essays should be typed or neatly handwritten in ink and stapled, each attached to an ENTRY COVER SHEET available below.

ELIGIBILITY

Students in grades 6–8 (Division I) and grades 9–12 (Division II) are eligible.

DEADLINE

Entries must be submitted online or postmarked by MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2021. First place essays will appear in the Summer 2022 Maryknoll magazine.

All winning entries will be published online at  MaryknollSociety.org/Winners by April 1, 2022 For more educational and catechetical resources, please visit https://discoveryourneighbor.org/.

MAIL TO

MAIL TO: 2021 Student Essay Contest, Division __, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302
Call: 1-914-941-7636, ext. 2487

Mailed essays should be typed or neatly handwritten in ink and stapled, each attached to an ENTRY COVER SHEET available here.

We are extending our Essay Contest until November 30th.

To submit, please email your essay along with your Name, your Teachers name and email, your school contact information and address and email it to:  WHidalgo@maryknoll.org

ABOUT MARYKNOLL

We are a Catholic Society of priests and brothers based in the United States. We are dedicated to missionary work overseas in over 20 countries. Additionally, we animate Catholics in the United States to follow their own baptismal call to share God’s compassion and love with the poor, the sick, and all those in need.

OUR GENERAL COUNCIL

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Fr. James M. Lynch, Fr. Lam M. Hua, Fr. Lance P. Nadeau, Fr. Timothy O. Kilkelly)

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is overseen by our General Council, led by Superior General Rev. Lance P. Nadeau, M.M.

OUR FOUNDERS

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)

PLACES WE SERVE

EVANGELIZATION, PARISHES, AND PROJECTS

USA

STORIES OF MISSION

(Africa) Education and Formation of African Clergy

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Africa Region will provide tuition assistance to African clergy, male and female religious at institutes of higher education or specialized training. Read More

Stories of Our Global Mission

The calling of a lifetime

The life of a Maryknoll missioner is challenging, fulfilling, and deeply rewarding. Follow your baptismal call to mission by sharing God’s compassion with the poor, the sick, and people most in need.

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier
“Go where you are needed but not wanted, and stay until you are wanted but not needed.”
– Bishop James E. Walsh, M.M.
First Maryknoll Bishop
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