Youth Apostles Pro-life Essay Contest Awards
Each year, Angelus Academy middle school students submit entries to the Youth Apostles Pro-life Essay Contest. Founded in the Diocese of Arlington, Youth Apostles is a non-profit organization officially approved by the Catholic Church as a mixed Public Association of Christ’s Faithful. It is comprised of priests and laymen who work with other volunteers to inspire young people to live a Christ-like life. Youth Apostles has run the pro-life essay contest since 1993, and has given thousands of youth an opportunity to think about and apply pro-life values, why they believe unborn human life should be protected and loved, and to express themselves.
The Youth Apostles Pro-life Coordinator noted that Angelus Academy’s “wonderful participation” in the annual essay contest “bears witness to the excellent education and presentation of values” that is provided to its students.
2020 “Have 20/20 Vision for Life”
107 entries (senior and junior division combined)
2019 “What Being Pro-life Offers”
214 entries (senior and junior division combined)
14 schools and 1 homeschool
2018 “The Best Way to Be Prolife Is…”
328 entries (senior and junior division combined)
15 schools (11 in junior division) and 2 parishes
2017 “Building a Prolife World”
372 entries (senior and junior division combined)
10 schools in the junior division
2017 Pro-life essay contest winners (from left to right): Gobran H., Elizabeth M., Margaux G,, Tres J., Christa N., and Angelus Academy middle school teacher Miss Virginia Osella.
2016 “Message to an Expectant Mother”
473 entries (senior and junior division combined)
7 schools in the junior division
2015 “Be Pro-Life Because…”
253 entries (senior and junior division combined)
10 schools (combined)
2014 “How to Build a Culture of Life”
293 entries (senior and junior division combined)
11 schools in the junior division
2013 “Why I am Pro-Life”
2013 Pro-life essay contest winners (from left to right): Jack D., Cynthia H., Joanne G. Miss Olivia C., Daile P., James D., Olivia H.
2012 “Pro-Life = Pro-Love Because…”