NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Spartan Essay Contest Winners
Joseph Sapone of Bridgewater (center) won first place in the Sister Rose Thering Fund Essay Competition; this Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies is administered at Seton Hall University (SHU).
The theme for this year is "Be an Upstander, Not a Bystander." Sister Rose Thering was everything that embodied a true "Upstander" in her efforts to stamp out anti-Semitism and to break down barriers of religious prejudice and foster dialogue, particularly between Christians and Jews. With the prevalence of bullying today in our schools and among young people, which has also found its way into cyberspace, the message of Sister Rose Thering continues to inspire people of all ages to "stand up" against injustice as she did in her day.
In addition, Leo Melancon of Flemington (left) and Andrew Bower of Hillsborough (right) won second place in the SHU Catholic Studies "Young People, Faith & Vocational Discernment" essay contest.