St. Joseph Catholic School, Huntington, Seventh-Grader Wins National Essay Contest

HUNTINGTON—St. Joseph Catholic School in Huntington is proud to announce that seventh-grader Caleigh Morris recently won the 2013 Olive Garden Pasta Tales National Essay Contest.

IMG_6103 Olive Garden Essay Winner place

In the spring of 2013, third- through eighth-grade students at St. Joseph’s were asked to write an essay entitled “How would you end hunger in our community.” The entries were submitted to the Olive Garden headquarters for review. Morris was one of 12 students nationwide selected as winners.

“I am extremely proud of Caleigh and her outstanding accomplishment to win the contest,” said Carol Templeton, principal of the school. “Caleigh has a wonderful passion for writing and demonstrates excellent writing skills.”

This is the second year in a row that a St. Joseph student has won the contest. Carey McClelland won last year. In winning the contest, Morris received a $500 savings bond and dinner at Olive Garden for her and her family.

The St. Joseph Catholic School community congratulates Morris on her achievement.