The Polish American Council of Texas has announced the winner of their 2017 Scholarship Essay Contest, Patrick Zajac, a senior at Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Texas. He is the son of Robert and Lucyna Zajac, the subjects of his essay, who were born and raised in Poland and now live in Texas. “Poland was in a time of darkness, and the socialist party had taken over the country; hours were spent waiting in lines to buy bread and miles were walked to get to a scarce school house,” he said in his essay about his parent’s struggles in Poland. Patrick is a volunteer at his parish festivals at Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church and will attend Texas A&M University. PACT will award him a check for $500 payable to the university. For additional information about PACT, visit PolishAmericanCouncilofTexas.org.