Category: Contest Entries

Why I Love Seton’s Literature | An Essay by Amelia Coleman

Amelia Coleman is the 2nd Place Winner for Grade 9 in the 2017 Your Favorite Seton Course Essay Contest I have always loved to write, but when my parents and I decided to enroll with Seton Home Study School for ninth grade, I was slightly nervous about the literature program. Friends and family warned that Seton demanded a great deal of difficult writing assignments, and that it would be difficult to stay on top of it all. Though I sometimes wondered how many hours I would have to spend stabilized on coffee during the night, cranking out essay after boring...

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All Through the Night | A Poem

Honorable Mention in the 2016 ‘Basket of Cheer’ Contest | Grade 9 The wind is gently howling, against the windowpane, And snow is swiftly piling, gathering in the lane. A cheery fire crackles in the fireplace, Christmas decorations adorn every vacant space. But outside in the alley, where it is dark and cold, Sits a beggar boy, with little wares unsold. His body is barely covered by the rags he huddles in, How terrible Christmas Eve for this lad has been! Walking home, a kindly man sees the sufferings of this boy, And pauses to think of the season,...

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The Candle Flames | A Short Story By Lucy La Fave

This story was submitted for the 2015 Winter Quarter Short Story Contest. While it wasn’t a finalist entry, the judges enjoyed it, and felt it merited being shared with the community. Congratulations, Lucy! Dust motes swung lazily to the floor of St. Laurence Chapel, and the warm coloured light of the stained glass windows began to wane as evening darkness fell across the bustling city of Chicago. Father O’Connor’s worn black rosary beads made a clicking sound as they tapped against the dark stained pew, the noises lost on the old priest as he furrowed his brow in concentration....

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