St. John XXIII Student Wins Silver Key in Prestigious Writing Contest

St. John XXIII College Preparatory Principal, Mr. Tim Gallic, is pleased to announce the recent accomplishments of Elena Welsh, ’19. She won Silver Key awards from the Harris County Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for Cognitive Malady, writing portfolio; The Comfort, poetry; and Get Me Out, poetry. In addition, Ms. Welsh was awarded two Honorable Mentions for Expressions of Endearment, writing portfolio; and River and Valley, poetry.

Elena has demonstrated outstanding writing abilities in her English courses. Her understanding and love of literature has grown each year and we are proud of what she has accomplished, said Tamara Romagguera, head of St. john XXIII English Department.

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program, and become a part of our community—young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets and sculptors, video game artists and science fiction writers—along with countless educators who support and encourage the creative process.

Established in 2004, St. John XXIII College Preparatory is a premiere Catholic high school with the mission to prepare the hearts and minds of our students to serve God and others. Located on 35 acres, the campus is conveniently located off the Grand Parkway and I-10 near the communities of Houston and Katy, Texas. St. John XXIII offers honors, AP, fine arts, and numerous athletic and extracurricular opportunities. Students are grouped into five “houses” to promote school spirit, fellowship, spirituality, and academic achievement.