Kellenberg Students Awarded at Annual Respect Life Contest

Apr 28 2015

Kellenberg Memorial High School students seized an unprecedented first place victory in four out of seven categories of the 2015 Diocesan Respect Life Contest. Their submissions were selected from over a thousand entries island-wide.

Participants were asked to creatively address one of the life issues by submitting a poem, essay, photograph, bookmark design, photomontage board, video clip, or song that tied in with the contest theme. This year’s theme was Each of us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation.

Alex Basile - First Place - Photography

Alex Basile (’16) – First Place – Photography

Ashley Vargas

Ashley Vargas (’16) – First Place – Poetry

Gabrielle Patino ('17) - First Place - Photo Montage

Gabrielle Patino (’17) – First Place – Photo Montage

Laurdes Rohan

Lourdes Rohan (’18) – First Place – Music

Alexandria Vigliotti

Alexandria Vigliotti (’17) – Second Place – Video

Emily Bartlett ('16) -

Emily Bartlett (’16) – Finalist – Bookmark Design

 Not pictured:
Connor Boland (’16)

Among the winners receiving monetary scholarships totaling $2,000 were juniors, Ashley Vargas and Alex Basile for their first place photography and poetry entries, respectively. Sophomore, Gabrielle Patino, also captured first place for her photomontage submission. Lourdes Rohan, freshman, rounded out Kellenberg’s first place victories and dazzled the audience with a live performance of her musical entry. Sophomore, Alexandria Vigliotti, won second place in the video clip category and junior, Connor Boland took third place for his essay. Finalist included junior, Emily Bartlett in bookmark design.

Kellenberg Memorial High School hosted the Diocesan Respect Life Youth Awards Ceremony on March 26 with Bishop Andrzej Zglejszewski presiding. Serving as the Bishop’s Honor Guard were sophomores, Ian Nalepinski, Robert Baillie, and Alex Ellis. Additionally, the following students presented personal reflections on their involvement in Respect Life ministry; juniors Philip Oliver (homeless shelter volunteer), Ashley Vargas (Guatemala mission trip), Bridget Stewart (Camp Anchor) and James Hilepo (March for Life) and sophomore, Alex Ellis (Queen of Peace Junior/Senior Prom).