Respect Life Awards 2015
Our Lady of Victory Students Receive High Honors at the
Diocese of Rockville Center’s
2015 Respect Life Contest
“Each of us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation,” was the theme for this year’s annual Respect
Life Contest sponsored by the Respect Life Office of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
Participation in the contest is through music, photography, essay, video clip, photomontage,
poetry, and bookmark design. The contest is designed to educate and provide a platform for
youth to express and share their ideas and feelings on Respect Life issues that promote the
dignity and respect for all persons from conception through natural death.
With the support of our 8th grade Religion teachers, Miss Mangione and Mrs. McAloon, all of
our 8th graders submitted an entry to be considered for the contest. Over 1,200 students
throughout the Diocese submitted their original works. Our Lady of Victory School, once again,
received some of the highest honors in the contest. We are so proud to announce the following
students were recognized for their moving creativity and thoughtfulness:
Rachel Lapidus – First Place
Ashley Caturano – Third Place
Julianna Merino – First Place
Colleen O’Connor – Second Place
Lauren Firoz – Second Place
Terence Coyne – Second Place
Brian Dodson – Finalist
Kaitlyn Walsh - Finalist
These students were honored at an awards ceremony held on March 26th, at Kellenberg Memorial
High School at which Bishop Andrzej Zglejszewski presided. Congratulations – the OLV School
family is so proud!
Bishop Andrzej congratulates the Music Category winners, including Ashley Caturano (third
from right) and Rachel Lapidus (far right).
Our Lady of Victory School students after receiving their honors – pictured with
OLV Class of 2014 member, Lourdes Rohan (center),
who received the top award for high school students in the Music category.
Pictured: Lauren Firoz, Julianna Merino, Rachel Lapidus,
Colleen O’Connor, Terence Coyne and Kaitlyn Walsh.