Archbishop Hoban High School, Gilmour Academy, winners, Holy Cross Project Hope
The Congregation of Holy Cross recently held a national contest called Project Hope 2013 for students in Holy Cross high schools. The contest was designed to celebrate the "Year of Faith" declared by Pope Benedict XVI on October 11. The yearlong celebration will conclude on November 24, and calls for Catholics to turn back to Jesus and deepen their relationship with God.
The Project Hope contest asked students to answer one of three questions regarding their faith. Contestants could present their ideas in writing, art, short film or music. Group entries of up to four students were accepted in the film and music categories. The deadline for submissions was March 1 and a panel of Holy Cross brothers judged submissions based on originality, creativity, thoughtfulness and impact on others.
One top prize, the grand prize, was awarded to a team from Archbishop Hoban in Akron and the team members each received $500. The grand prize and several other prizes, valued at $2,425 in all, have been awarded to Hoban entries in the second annual arts and writing contest for Holy Cross schools across the nation.
Hoban winners included: Sophomores Emily Bishop, Martina Canzonetta, Emma Rosenbaum and Maddi Rotunda who won the grand prize for their film entry. You can see their terrific film at www.holycrossbrothers.org/join.project.hope.winners.
Other winners from Archbishop Hoban High School include: Sophomore Helena Albert, for her entry in writing; Sophomore Anthony Incorviati, for his writing entry. Sophomores Kolin Morgenstern and Adam Pacanovsky, for their entry in film. Sophomore Ellen Carabin, for her entry in art.
Project Hope 2013 asked students in Holy Cross secondary schools to respond to questions that related both to the worldwide celebration of the Year of Faith as well as Holy Cross spirituality. Students made close to 350 submissions to the contest, representing 10 Holy Cross schools from California to Connecticut.
Gilmour students Paul Burger '16, of Windsor, and Dominic Falcone '16, of Shaker Heights, were one of two teams nationally to win first prize. Both students received a $250 prize. Their entry was a song they wrote together called "Confliction."