This past weekend, Saint James School 6th grade students entered the beautiful Polish Nativity Castles (“Szopka”) they have been working on for their religion studies into the annual Szopka competition sponsored by 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 four honorable mentions! The winners are as follows (click pictures to enlarge):
1st Place: Abby; 2nd Place: Lily; 3rd place (tie): Divya/Paolo; Zach.
Honorable Mentions: Lauren/Jillian; Sean/Nick; Eva/Andrew; Ben & Cole.