Sr. Jeanne’s Fourth Grade class was excited to receive a visit from Emmanuel Communications’ President, Cindy Dorsey. She recently visited the school to recognize Fourth Grade student, Brett McCarthy for being chosen as a Weekly Winner in 1230AM, 970AM, and 101.1FM Emmanuel Radio’s 2019 Catholic Schools Essay Contest. The topic for the 2019 essay was “The Value of Moral Discipline in the Catholic Faith.” The contest was open to Catholic school and home-schooled students in Kindergarten through grade 12. Essayists were asked to consider the following: “God has given every human being freedom of choice, but this doesn’t mean we have the right to do whatever we want. What moral and spiritual values have you learned from your faith that you can share with all the people in our country so we can live together in harmony?”

Mrs. Dorsey told the class that over 7,000 students in the Diocese of Worcester were involved in this essay contest. Brett’s essay earned the prize for “reminding all of us of the spiritual value of non-violence, and the importance of making the right choices at school, at home, and in our Catholic faith.” Principal Michael Hackenson, Rev. Grzegorz Chodkowski, Brett’s parents, Melissa and John McCarthy, and his grandmother, Kathleen Czechowski, joined Brett and Sr. Jeanne for the award presentation. Following the ceremony, Brett and his classmates celebrated the occasion with juice and doughnuts. If you would like to see the award presentation, as well as listen to Brett read his winning essay, please visit and check-out our recent news. Brett will also be visiting the radio station to record his essay, and have it broadcast on all three of Emmanuel Communications’ radio stations. Congratulations, Brett!