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 Flag Day & Children's Poster Contest

Photo: Previous winners from the annual "Flag Day Children's Poster Contest."
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE U.S. FLAG!  
 
 
For the 24th consecutive year, Catholic Life Insurance hosted its annual old fashioned flag raising ceremony to celebrate Flag Day. The event took place on Monday, June 13th in honor of the 239th anniversary of the American Flag. Approximately 150 people gathered to observe the Flag Raising and enjoy refreshments.
 
Our event began in the evening with a Mass on the grounds, officiated by Father Larry Christian, followed by the flag raising ceremony and a picnic social. There was a brass band playing patriotic music, free commemorative t-shirts for the attendees, a balloon artist clown, and face painters. As well, our Flag Day Poster Contest winners and Flag Day Patch Design Contest winner were given special recognition during the ceremony.
 
This year, we invited children in grades Kindergarten through 5th Grade to participate in our  annual Children's Flag Day Poster Contest-- and we received more than 740 entries! This year’s theme was What does freedom look like to you? and the participants let us know in their posters what they think freedom means. We selected a total of 21 entries to receive cash prizes.

Catholic Life would like to thank all of those who entered the contest this year, and we encourage everyone who will be eligible next year to participate.
 
CHECK OUT OUR CREATIVE 2016 FLAG DAY POSTER CONTEST WINNERS BELOW!
DIVISION A
Kindergarten & 1st Grade

1ST PLACE
Macy Betzen (1st Grade)
Hereford, Texas

2ND PLACE
Anthony Baldo (1st Grade)
Kenner, Louisiana
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3RD PLACE
Jolynn Moronta (1st Grade)
LaCoste, Texas

4TH PLACE
Alex Lafosse (Kindergarten)
Crowley, Louisiana

5TH PLACE
Leah Egan (1st Grade)
Metairie, Lousiana

6TH PLACE
Brock Seger (Kindergarten)
Schulenburg, Texas

HONORABLE MENTION
Mika Mendoza (Kindergarten)
San Antonio, Texas
DIVISION B
2nd & 3rd Grade

1ST PLACE
Lauren Montgomery (3rd Grade)
Victoria, Texas

2ND PLACE
Ty Lewis (2nd Grade)
Sheridan, Texas

3RD PLACE
Vivian Barousse
(2nd Grade)
Crowley, Louisiana

4th PLACE
Hudson Barousse
(2nd Grade)
Crowley, Louisiana

5TH PLACE
Blake Caire
(2nd Grade)
Metairie, Lousiana

6TH PLACE
Julian Solano (3rd Grade)
Laredo, Texas

HONORABLE MENTION
Estefana Estrada (2nd Grade)
Saginaw, Texas
DIVISION C
4th & 5th Grade

1ST PLACE
Natalie Osina (4th Grade)
Schulenburg, Texas

2ND PLACE
Annelyse Galipp (4th Grade)
Schulenburg, Texas

3RD PLACE
Joy Gao
(4th Grade)
Crowley, Louisiana

4th PLACE
Cody Perez 
(4th Grade)
Laredo, Texas
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5TH PLACE
Ava Flores
(4th Grade)
Victoria, Texas

6TH PLACE
Avery Reyes
(4th Grade)
Victoria, Texas

HONORABLE MENTION
Presley Sommer (4th Grade)
Schulenburg, Texas

Who to Call

For more information on "Flag Day & Children's Poster Contest," please contact the Communications Department at (210) 828-9921 or send an email to branch@cliu.com.