Ten VASJ students place in LifeWorks Ohio Respect Life Art & Essay contest

Ten students at Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School were announced as winners in the annual LifeWorks Ohio Respect Life Art & Essay contest, a program which encourages grade school and high school students to artistically express their commitment to life.

The theme of the contest is set annually and a panel of pro-life community leaders judge the art and essay works. More than 2,500 entries were received in this year's contest with the theme, "For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works” Ephesians 2:10.

Congratulations to the following winners:

Tyonna Foster, 3rd place, grade 10 art
Aysia Kemp, 3rd place, grade 10 essay
De'Ja Bruce, 3rd place, grade 10 poetry
Laron Jones, 2nd place, grade 10 poetry
Nicholas Uitenham, 2nd place, grade 12 art
Aziza Cranfield, honorable mention, grade 12 essay
Cierra Walker, 2nd place, grade 12 essay
Jacob Di Donato, 2nd place, grade 12 poetry
Alexus Johnson, 2nd place, grade 12 poetry
Jasmine Toney, 2nd place, grade 10 essay

The winners will be recognized at the Art & Essay Awards Ceremony on Sunday, March 23, from 3-5 p.m.

VASJ's winners of the LifeWorks Ohio Respect Life Art & Essay contest.
Row 1: Cierra Walker, Tyonna Foster and De'Ja Bruce
Row 2: Jasmine Toney, Aysia Kemp, Jacob Di Donato, Nicholas Uitenham and Alexus Johnson