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placeholder June 10, 2013   •   VOL. 51, NO. 11   •   Oakland, CA
Wood Rose pupil pens winning KofC essay

Catherine Lopez, a student at Wood Rose Academy in Concord, was among the state winners in the annual Knights of Columbus essay contest. Her essay covered the topic of religious freedom and the federal Health and Human Services administration mandate and can be read at www.woodroseacademy.org/index.php/component/content/article/81-principals-corner/85-principals-corner.

What helped you most to write about the essay theme, "The Importance of Religious Freedom"? Is there anyone in your family you would like to thank?

Wood Rose Academy, especially in the seventh and eighth grades, has an amazing language arts program. I can credit my teacher, Ms. Chabot. She has persistently drilled into us grammar facts. Once we have those down, she pushes us to use creativity to make fantastic introductions and conclusions in our essays. I have definitely benefited from her teaching. I also think I get great help from my mom and my grandpa in understanding issues. We are a family that likes to discuss and analyze our world's problems.

Which part of your essay would you like to share with others?

I would like to share with others how important it is to stand up for our religious freedom! This country was built on people looking for exactly the same rights, and we can't sit idly by while injustices go on.

When did you learn about religious freedom?

The concept was probably introduced to me in religion and history classes at Wood Rose Academy.

What will you write about at Carondelet High School?

Hopefully I can make a difference in some way. I will definitely continue to defend the faith in the world whenever possible and in any way possible. If the opportunity presents itself, then I will absolutely do my best to grab it.

 
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