Essay contest

RACINE — Monsignor Stanley B. Witkowiak Council 697 of the Knights of Columbus invites students in grades seven to 12 to compete in the annual statewide Culture of Life essay contest. The theme is “Why Are You Pro-Life?”

Students in public, private and parochial schools and home-schooled students are eligible to participate.

Essays are to be written during the month of October. They are to be 250 to 350 words for grades seven-eight, 300 to 450 words for grades nine–10 and 400-600 words for grades 11-12. Essays are to be written or typed, 1½- or double-spaced, on 8½-by-11 white paper using only one side of the paper. Ruled white paper may be used for handwritten essays.

No identification (name/grade) may appear on the essay. Every essay must have a title on the essay, preferably not the theme. Only original work of the participant may be submitted; quotes and citations of fact may be used but expressions of the contestants’ ideas in their own words is important. Judging will be based on expression of idea, originality, factual correctness, relationship to the theme, and grammar, spelling, etc. Students are encouraged to use their imaginations.

Contest information has been supplied to all local private, parochial and public middle and high schools. Information/resource options and student submission forms can also be obtained by checking the state KC website,

Essays are due by Nov. 1.

For more information, call Bill Frayer at 262-633-7887 or email


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