Saint James Students Shine at Annual Szopka Contest

This past weekend, Saint James School 6th graders (and some 7th graders) entered the beautiful Polish Nativity Castles (Szopka) they have been working on for their religion studies into a contest sponsored by the Polish Cultural Club in Hartford.  We are so proud of our students, who put a lot of time and effort into making these beautiful places for the Holy Family and Baby Jesus to be born.  We are excited to announce that Saint James Students won first, second, and third place as well as four honorable mentions!  The winners are as follows:

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1st Place – Hailey  and Maggie  (grade 6)

2nd Place – Olivia and Ana  (grade 7)

3rd Place – Eleri and Clarice (grade 6)


In addition, our school received a very nice, unsolicited e-mail from an attendee not affiliated with Saint James about our participating students.  His note read as follows “My family went to the annual Szopka festival at the Hartford Polish National Home today.   We noticed that a very large number of the entries were by students of Saint James —– most of the entries were very impressive —- these students should be very proud of themselves and the school should be very proud of how these students represented them.  It was very nice to see these students participating in this aspect of Polish heritage and culture.”