High School Essay Contests

The Tolkien & Lewis Essay Contest

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The winner of the Tolkien & Lewis Essay Contest will be announced soon.

 

The Shakespeare & Christianity High School Essay Contest

The Center would like to congratulate Joshua Mincio of Our Lady of the Rosary Academy in Oak Hills, California as winner of the Shakespeare & Christianity High School Essay Contest. Joshua will read his essay “Mercy and Justice: Complement or Contradiction? A View of these Virtues as Presented in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and The Merchant of Venice” at the Shakespeare Celebration in late April.

Past Contest Winners

The Tolkien & Lewis Essay Contest 2016

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, the nearest weekend to “Hobbit Day,” the Center for Faith and Culture at Aquinas College held the second annual  “Tolkien & Lewis Celebration” on its campus in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Center would like to congratulate Joan Johnson of Nikiski, Alaska, a student of Seton Home Study, as winner of the Tolkien & Lewis High School Essay Contest. Joan will read her essay “Comitatus and Courage and Oaths, Oh My!” at the celebration. Her trip to Nashville and $500 award are courtesy of Homeschool Connections.

Joan Johnson accepts the award and check for the Tolkien & Lewis High School Essay Contest

Joan Johnson (left) accepts the award and check for the Tolkien & Lewis High School Essay Contest with Kevin O’Brien (center) and Joseph Pearce (right), Director of the Center for Faith & Culture

Shakespeare & Christianity Essay Contest 2016

The center would like to congratulate Amy Nguyen of St. Cecilia Academy in Nashville as winner of the contest for her essay “The Malevolent Morality of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.” Amy received a $500 check from Homeschool Connections and read her paper at the Shakespeare Celebration on April 23.

Maureen Wittmann of Homeschool Connections presents the check to Amy Nguyen, winner of the Shakespeare and Christianity High School Essay Contest, with her teacher Sister Scholastica, O.P. (right)

Maureen Wittmann of Homeschool Connections presents the check to Amy Nguyen, winner of the Shakespeare and Christianity High School Essay Contest, with her teacher Sister Scholastica, O.P. (right)

 

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