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Essay Contest

Jaylyn Flores, 1st Place Winner 5th Grade, St Pius X

The 10th annual University of St. Thomas/Archdiocesan Essay Contest was celebrated with a Mass and Awards Ceremony on Jan. 22, 2014 at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

Catholic school students, parents and teachers from around the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston gathered to celebrate the winners of the contest with Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza, archbishop emeritus of Galveston-Houston. See photos of the event below.

For more information about the UST/Archdiocesan Essay Contest, contact Elsie Biron, UST director of Catholic Outreach, at

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