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THE CHRISTOPHERS ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF
NINETEENTH ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL POSTER CONTEST

See the winning posters!

NEW YORK, May 1, 2009 – The Christophers announced eight winners today in their Nineteenth Annual Poster Contest for High School Students.

Students from grades 9 through 12 were invited to create a poster that interprets the theme, “You Can Make a Difference.”  This year’s contest drew entries from high schools across the United States and around the world.  The diversity of the posters reflected not only the regions and countries represented, but the individuality of the students themselves and their concerns – with environmental issues, global poverty and the importance of individual participation in politics coming to the fore this year.

The $1000 First Prize was awarded to Alyssa Gorman, a homeschooled student in Plano, TX, whose evocative image of an anonymous walker’s feet on rain-drenched asphalt reminds us that, “No one is meant to walk alone.”

Evelyn Sisk, a junior at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie, WA, took the $500 Second Prize for her image of a vivid sunflower and the exhortation to “Shine.” The Third Prize of $250 went to Helena, MT, homeschooler Catherine Gray, for her colorful illustration of people reaching out to others.

Five other entrants were chosen to receive honorable mentions of $100 each. 

Photos of the winning posters are available for viewing at www.christophers.org.

Maryknoll Father James Keller founded the Christophers in 1945 with the purpose of encouraging individuals to use their God-given talents to make a positive difference. The ancient Chinese proverb – “It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness” – guides its publishing, radio and awards programs.

 

WINNERS OF THE CHRISTOPHERS’ NINTEENTH ANNUAL
HIGH SCHOOL POSTER CONTEST

 

First Prize:

Alyssa Gorman
Homeschooled
Plano, TX 

 

Second Prize:

Evelyn Sisk
Mount Si High School
Snoqualmie, WA

 

Third Prize:

Catherine Gray
Homeschooled
Helena, MT

 

Honorable Mentions:

Megan Cyhanick
Westminster High School
Finksburg, MD

 

Katelyn Gray
Mansfield High School
Mansfield, TX

 

Coleen Heaver
Westminster High School
Finksburg, MD

 

Emily Karsh
Franklin High School
Reisterstown, MD

 

Chyi-Dean Shu
Arnold O. Beckman High School
Irvine, CA