Local Students Needed More Than Prayer To Win Diocesan Religion Bee

(Photo courtesy Jeff Délices)

Over 600 students in grades three through eight in religious education programs, Catholic schools and academies in Brooklyn and Queens participated in the Second Diocesan Religion Bee.

The finals were held last month at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston, after school and local area contests were held. The questions dealt with prayer, the sacraments and the liturgy. Auxiliary Bishop James Massa presented the winners with their awards. Anna Ferraiuolo represented Sadlier, Inc., the chief sponsor of the religion bee. The diocesan winners were:

Parish Religious Education Programs (Grades Three to Five)

First Place – Samantha Gonzalez, St. Martin of Tours-Our Lady of Lourdes, Bushwick
Second Place – Nicole Sanchez, St. Martin of Tours-Our Lady of Lourdes
Third Place – Sandra Sandoval, Incarnation, Queens Village
Honorable Mention – Gabrielle Angel, St. Michael, Flushing

Schools and Academies (Grades Three to Five)

First Place – Cathleen Balid, Our Lady of the Snows, North Floral Park
Second Place – Michael Grum, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dyker Heights
Third Place – Isabella Prettitore, St. Luke’s, Whitestone
Honorable Mention – Anthony Duran, Incarnation, Queens Village

Parish Religious Education Programs (Grades Six to Eight)

First Place – Antonio Coyoc, Incarnation, Queens Village
Second Place – Liston Lobo, Our Lady of the Angelus, Rego Park
Third Place – Madeleine Dechamps, St. Fortunata, East New York
Honorable Mention – Mariel Juncal, St. Michael, Flushing

Schools and Academies (Grades Six to Eight)

First Place – Carla Delgado, St. Joan of Arc, Jackson Heights
Second Place – Camila Pierre, St. Francis Xavier, Park Slope
Third Place – Sara Siew, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, South Ozone Park
Honorable Mention – Gurleen Brar, Incarnation, Queens Village

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