By Tim Leeds
The Catholic Daughters of America were at St. Jude's Church this morning to give education awards to students at St. Jude Thaddeus School.
Education Chairman Eva Barsanti and Regent Toby Helmbrecht of Havre's St. Theresa Court #11 of the Catholic Daughters presented the awards following an all-school mass at the church.
In the grades four and five Division I category, Stacey Sheppard took first place in poetry, with Anikka Holt taking second and Breanna Bessette taking third.
Katie Mariani took first in the essay contest, with Preston Welter taking second.
Jenna McCann took first in the art contest, with Ashley Small taking second.
In the grades six through eight Division II, Eric Moog won the poetry contest, with McKayla Patterson taking second and John Richardson taking third.
Rebecca Hilliard took first in the essay contest, with Katybeth Courtnage taking second and Marc Mariani taking third.
Eric Moog took first in the art contest, with Logan Floren taking second and C. J. Leeds taking third.
Moog also won an award in the poster contest in Division II competition, his third award in the events.
Barsanti said they had a new category, computer art, this year, but there were no entries. She said she hoped to see some entries in the category next year.
"I'd like to see what it looks like," Barsanti said.
The local Catholic Daughters court holds the competition in the events every year.