SJS Students Win 37th Annual Szopka Festival

This past weekend, a number of Saint James School students entered the beautiful Polish Nativity Castles (“Szopka”) they have been working on after school into the 37th annual Szopka competition at the Polish Cultural Club in Hartford.  Students, with much guidance from middle school teacher Ms. Carol Oleasz, put a lot of time and effort into making these beautiful palaces depicting the Holy Family and Baby Jesus.

We are excited to announce that Saint James students won first, second, and third place as well as honorable mention!  The winners are as follows:

1st Place: 4th Graders Molly Melia & Alivia Roy

2nd Place: 6th Graders Ryan Chacaga & David LaMonica

3rd Place: 6th Graders Brendan Guenther & Carson Herr

Honorable Mention: Madeline Dube (5th Grade), Lilly Puzio (4th Grade), and Irene Milite (4th Grade)