Knights of Columbus    Ambrose  Council #8403

Knights of Columbus Ambrose Council #8403

Virginia KOC District 16 | Saint Ambrose Catholic Church | Annandale, Virginia

Youth Essay Contest

2020 Citizenship Essay Contest

All Catholic students in public, private, and parochial schools grades 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, are invited to participate in the 2020 Knights of Columbus Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest! page1image14363376

In an essay of 500-750 words, write about the following:

Discuss how trusting in God during a difficult time has helped you or someone you know find the strength and hope to endure it.page1image14260416


  • Times when it was a challenge to understand why something was happening.
  • Sharing any lessons about faith and hope you or someone you know may have learned from this experience.
  • The meaning of trusting in God and think about ways in which you exemplify the virtue of trusting in God to glorify and reflect the nature of living your life. This could be with your family or in
    your communities, as you enrich the welfare of others.

“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy”

(1 Peter 1:8)

This local contest will be hosted by the St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus Council 8403 in Annandale. All essays are to be turned in electronically via email or shared via Google Drive to TSVERCL@GMAIL.COM on or by Sunday, December 6 at 8:00pm.

Participants are required to furnish parental consent via a contest entry form, to be attached to the essay and/or e-mail. For additional information contact Tom Svercl at TSVERCL@GMAIL.COM or 703-209-9782.