Joseph Raza '22 earned honorable mention honors for his submission to the Margaret Mary Missar Essay competition through the John Carroll Society.
According to the John Carroll Society's website, "Since 1997, the John Carroll Society has offered scholarships to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors attending the Catholic high schools of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. The Society bases the awards on essays submitted by students and written on topics identified by the Society to encourage students to reflect more deeply on their faith.
The Society awards a scholarship of $2,000 in memory of Margaret Mary Missar for the author of the first-place essay; a scholarship of $1,000 for the author of the second-place essay; scholarships of $500 each for the authors of two to three third-place essays; and scholarships of $100 each for authors of up to ten essays that receive honorable mention. The Society invites the first-place winner and his or her family to receive the award at the Society's annual dinner and submits the essay for publication in the Catholic Standard.