August 5, 2011

Four students earn awards in national prayer contest

Katey Blackwell and Casey Corsaro, both students at Roncalli High School in Indianapolis, and Jenna and Jillian Conrad, two sisters who are homeschooled, earned awards in the 2011 “Try Prayer! It Works!” contest sponsored by Family Rosary, a program of Holy Cross Family Ministries.

Casey was awarded first place in the 11th-grade division for an essay that she wrote on how the Blessed Virgin Mary is a positive role model for her. Katey earned second place in the same category for a short story about how people need to listen to God and accept his direction.

Jillian was awarded first place in the 10th-grade division for a poem that she wrote about how she prays that God will direct and inspire her to do the right thing. Jenna earned third place in the sixth-grade division for a poem that she wrote about how she listens to God and prays for the grace to accept his will.

Katey and Casey are members of Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Beech Grove. Jillian and Jenna are members of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Indianapolis. †

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