Essay Winners Accept Check To Valle From Annual Catholic Appeal

Ron Huelsman, right, a representative from the Annual Catholic Appeal Committee, presented Valle Catholic Schools with a check for $130,000. Every year, high school juniors in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis are asked to write essays about the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA). The students address the importance for all Catholics in the Archdiocese to come together to support the ACA. They write about how they practice stewardship in their lives and how people in our own community and throughout our Archdiocese are impacted by the ACA.This year’s first-place winner from Valle Catholic was Mary Roth, second from right. She is the daughter of Dave and Sheila Otto Roth. Cora Friedman, second from left, daughter of Mike and Tania Fallert Friedman, received second place. Third-place was awarded to Hannah Fowler, left, daughter of Brent and Laura Fowler. The students accepted the check on behalf of Valle Catholic Schools. (Photo, information from Valle Catholic Schools)