The 2016 Spring Quarter Issue: Short Story Finalists

The 2016 Spring Quarter Issue: Short Story Finalists
Christine Smitha

Christine Smitha

Visual Arts Director

Christine Smitha holds a B.A. in English and Literature from Christendom College. She has taught Literature for nine years, and enjoys dabbling in journalism when she gets a chance. She is currently Seton Magazine’s Assistant Editor.

At long last, we are thrilled to announce the winners of the Seton Home Study School short story contest.

Congratulations to Katelyn Daniels, Zoe Krauskopf, Chantal LaFortune, and Luke Foyle for taking first place in your respective grades.

Short stories are notoriously difficult to write, but you were ready for the challenge.

In fact, the creativity and hard work put forth by all of the entrants has been impressive, to say the least, and the Seton staff would like to commend all the entrants for a job well done!

Next quarter’s contest asks for a sonnet, and I personally encourage all of our high school students to participate. You can find more details here.

We are just a few short weeks away from celebrating the most important feast in our calendar, namely the Resurrection of Christ. It is the feast of our salvation, the remembrance of the one fact that matters more than anything else: Christ rose from the dead after dying on the cross so that the gates of Heaven might be opened, and the power of sin and death might be destroyed for all eternity.

If you’re looking for a short story that is completely factual and that packs a real punch, I suggest picking up the New Testament sometime soon and reading one or two of the Gospel accounts of Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection.

In the meantime, enjoy the winning stories from Seton Home Study School’s Winter 2015-2016 short story contest, which you’ll find in this issue of the Bayley Bulletin.

Happy reading, and Happy Easter!

Christine Smitha

Christine Smitha

Visual Arts Director

Christine Smitha holds a B.A. in English and Literature from Christendom College. She has taught Literature for nine years, and enjoys dabbling in journalism when she gets a chance. She is currently Seton Magazine’s Assistant Editor.

4 Comments

  1. Matt

    For a coming contest, could you have high schoolers compose a piece of music?

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    • Seton Home Study School

      That sounds like an awesome idea; I doubt that we have enough musicians though to hold a contest. We can certainly consider a quarter challenge. If you would like to send in a sample of your music, one of our counselors can review it for sharing with the community. :)

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  2. Ethan.W

    An idea that I had for a future contest. What if we wrote a fictional story about a saint, and, or famous religious person?

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