Project Hope Winning Entries

Blessed Basil Moreau teaches us that education is “the art of helping young people to completeness.” Project Hope 2018 embraced Fr. Moreau’s call by providing the means for students in our Holy Cross schools to voice their hopes, challenges and even doubts and criticisms about the Church. The input students provided via Project Hope, as well as the winning entries, will be shared with Church leadership for the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October.
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More than 1,000 students from 11 Holy Cross schools across the United States sent in their projects in the form of the written word, art, music, and film. We applaud all of our students for sharing their talent and creativity with us. These are this year’s winning entries. Congratulations!

Grand Prize ($500)

  • Olivia DeLise
    Cathedral High School, Indianapolis, IN
    Film

First Prizes ($250)

  • Siena DePenti, Meredith Mallon-Jeffrey, Kaitlin Grady, Katelyn Hanchin
    Gilmour Academy, Gates Mills, OH
    Music
  • Cameron Jones
    Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, CA
    Essay
  • Allyson Roche, Ziggy Karraa, Aubrey Matalon
    Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, CA
    Music
  • Tanya Menezes
    St. Francis High School, Mountain View, CA
    Podcast

Second Prizes ($100)

  • Angel Luo
    Cathedral High School, Indianapolis, IN
    Film
  • Sophia Minello
    Gilmour Academy, Gates Mills, OH
    Poetry
  • Alejandra Gonzales
    Holy Cross of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
    Essay
  • Jalil Dukes
    Holy Cross School, New Orleans, LA
    Essay
  • Rika Koyabu, Zoe Hellwig, Katya Rashkovsky
    Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, CA
    Film
  • Kayla Quintero
    Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, CA
    Essay
  • Seth Wanner, Shane Tian
    St. Edward High School, Lakewood, OH
    Film

Third Prizes ($50)

  • Thomas Do
    Bishop McNamara High School, Forestville, MD
    Essay
  • Loghan Slabe
    Gilmour Academy, Gates Mill, OH
    Art
  • Duronne Walker
    Holy Cross School, New Orleans, LA
    Essay
  • Kainoa Lee, Matthew Garcia, Rizelle Rivera, Natalie Lai
    Moreau Catholic High School, Hayward, CA
    Film
  • Kaelyn Botshekan
    Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, CA
    Film
  • Isabella Lea Ramirez
    Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, CA
    Music
  • Miles Washington
    Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, CA
    Essay
  • Ethan Loderstedt
    St. Edward High School, Lakewood, OH
    Art

Fourth Prize ($25)

  • Katie Chandler
    Cathedral High School, Indianapolis, IN
    Music
  • Angeline Monitello
    Gilmour Academy, Gates Mills, OH
    Essay
  • Alexander Loukopoulos
    Holy Cross High School, Flushing, NY
    Essay
  • Keanu Bicol
    Holy Cross of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
    Poetry
  • Zoe Carpenter, Jenna Vivas
    Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, CA
    Music
  • Carly Coleman, Martina Povolo
    Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, CA
    Art
  • Alaine Farin, Emily Street
    Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, CA
    Film
  • Hannah Johnson
    Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, CA
    Essay
  • Jacob Gibson
    St. Edward High School, Lakewood, OH
    Essay
  • Jamie Minden, Louiegail Nazareno, Kenneth Orogo
    St. Francis High School, Mountain View, CA
    Film  |  PDF