St. Bede Awards Essay Contest Winners

Janssen Van De Yacht is pictured with Monsignor Antonio Cacciapuoti of St. Bede and Archdiocesan director of the Italian Catholic Federation.

Two St. Bede Elementary School graduates recently were awarded the Father Lawrence Signey Essay Contest awards for writing excellence. The first-place winner, Alyssa Valdivia, was awarded $250 for her essay on the value of Catholic education, her heritage and good derived from church and community service. Janssen Van De Yacht received a second-place award for $100 for his essay covering the same criteria. Alyssa will attend Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in the fall, and Janssen will attend St. Francis High School.
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