Teen wins Catholic Daughters’ education contest

By | September 2, 2010

Schuh, who received cash prizes for placing nationally, will compete in cross-country and softball in college and is studying to become an athletic trainer.

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Jamie Schuh, a member of St. Nicholas Parish in Freedom, holds the painting that was awarded third place by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas during their 53rd biennial national convention. (Rick Evans | For The Compass)

National contest winners were announced at the Catholic Daughters of the Americas’ 53rd biennial national convention in Buffalo, N.Y. Four members of the Wisconsin State Court attended the July event: Theresa Reince, state regent and member of Court Pere Marquette #1058 of Sturgeon Bay; Ruth Busch, state vice regent and member of Court St. Rose of Lima #4 of Cuba City; Agnes Miller, past state regent and regent of Court Allouez #461 of Neenah/Menasha; and Jo Hammen, past state regent and member of Court Ave Maria #1011 of Appleton/Fox Cities.

“We were excited to represent Wisconsin and the Green Bay Diocese at this convention,” said Hammen. “This is the fifth convention I’ve attended and each one is wonderful in a different way. One of the great things about our national conventions is that they provide us with the opportunity to meet our fellow Catholic Daughters from across the country.”

Local Catholic Daughters’ meetings are held monthly and feature business matters, prayer, charitable endeavors and an opportunity to spend quality time with other Catholic women. Some charities supported include The Smile Train, Habitat for Humanity, Harbor House, LEAVEN, Morality in Media, emergency shelters and food pantries.

The Catholic Daughters address concerns of the church and society and issues that affect the well-being of women and children through their Circle of Love program. The legislative program supports members in learning about laws that may influence their faith and contacting state representatives. The Catholic Daughters provide Operation Morning Star, a legislative newsletter, to all members.

Girls and young women, ages 8-18, may join the Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas. For more information, contact Peggy O’Brien, executive director, at (212) 877-3041, e-mail: [email protected] or visit www.catholicdaughters.org.

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