LACONIA — The New Hampshire Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Student Respect Life essay contest. The contest is open to any junior and senior high school students in grades six through 12 in the state. The New Hampshire Knights of Columbus will make up to six cash awards of $100 each. Award winners do not have to be a member of the Knights or Catholic. 

The theme for the contest is, “In what ways is unacceptable mass violence tied to our society’ accepted violence (such as abortion), and what can I do to help reduce violence in our society?"

The submission deadline is midnight on Dec. 15. Essays may not be longer than 500 words, and should be typed and submitted as a PDF or Word Document, and emailed to matu19@comcast.net. Students should include their name, age, grade, school, parent name and address, phone, parish and email address.

Students can get help and information from parents, teachers, friends, and the internet, but the essay itself must be their own work.

For further contest details, contact John P. Matuszewski at 603-434-4098 or Ron Distasio at 603-595-7837.

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