Community Competitions

  Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” (Genesis 1:26).

In Genesis chapter one God speaks of making man in His image. He commands man to be fruitful, to multiply, to fill the earth and to subdue it. As God’s people, we are called to exercise biblical dominion over the earth.

In order to foster attitudes and actions of dominion, CLASS encourages student participation in various competitions. In whatsoever we do, we are to do all to the glory of God. The presentation of God’s truth, in a variety of formats such as art or writing, is vital in all societies and no less in our society today. To glorify God through the presentation of various art forms and to promote the development of skills, CLASS presents these competition pages. It is our hope that others will be inspired to be involved in future competitions and glorify God with heart, mind, soul, and strength.

2004 Art Competition: The Joy of the Lord
  Category 1: Eleventh and Twelfth Grades
$300 Grand Prize Winner
Katherine Hartwell Sawyer, Grade 11

Katherine Hartwell Sawyer
 
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Hart is seventeen years old. She lives in Kentucky next to the Kentucky River and spends much spare time studying art and music. Hart is building a large art portfolio in hopes of receiving an art scholarship.

“The Joy of the Lord” perfectly describes how Hart feels toward Jesus. Hart expresses her joy in her faith through her art and music.

Entries by other artists

  Category 2: Ninth and Tenth Grades
$100 First Place Winner
Sara Y. Flores, Grade 9

Sara Y. Flores
 
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Sara was eight years old when she had the desire to paint and began oil painting at age eleven. She is now sixteen and is daily inspired by God, through nature, to exceed in her God given talent.

Sara lives near Dallas, Texas with her parents, brother, and two sisters. She is very thankful to her family for the support and encouragement they have given her. She is very excited about the things God has done in her life and is looking forward to what is to come according to His will.

Sara’s desire is for her work to be a reminder to those who view her paintings that they are a masterpiece in God’s designs. By looking at her paintings she also wants people to feel and comprehend the love of God.

Entries by other artists

  Category 3: Seventh and Eighth Grades
$100 First Place Winner
Eunice G. Shaw, Grade 8

Eunice G. Shaw
 
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Eunice is fourteen years old and lives in southwest Illinois, where she has spent the last ten years on a small farm with her parents, two younger brothers, and grandmother.

Eunice’s hobbies include horseback riding, drawing, painting, and reading. She hopes to add hunting to this list one day soon.

Eunice hopes to someday raise rodeo bulls for the PBR and be a professional barrel racer and pole bender.

Entries by other artists

2004 Essay Competition: Religion in the Public Square
  Category 1: Eleventh and Twelfth Grades
$300 Grand Prize Winner
Emily Popp, Grade 12

Emily F. Popp Emily is an eighteen year old senior. She will be attending the University of Akron in the fall, majoring in graphic design.

Inline speed skating is Emily’s sport of choice. During her first year of competing, she traveled to several meets in over four states. Her goal this year is to place at the Great Lakes Regional Championships in Nebraska.

In addition to speed skating, Emily is involved in 4-H and enters her purebred rabbits in four to six shows a year. Besides caring for about twenty-five rabbits, Emily owns a tokay gecko, two leopard geckos, a Jack Dempsey Cichlid, a betta, and a pink toe tarantula.

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Biblical Principles and Public Policy

  Category 2: Ninth and Tenth Grades
$100 First Place Winner
Abigail S. Nesbitt, Grade 9

Abigail S. Nesbitt Abby is a fourteen year old freshman from up-state New York who has been with CLASS for the past nine years. She hopes to attend a Bible college after graduating so she can learn more about God and His Word.

Abby enjoys reading, writing in her journal, practicing the flute, attending rabbit shows, and going for long nature walks. She also enjoys learning about national politics and believes that Christians “should be more involved in our nation’s work.”

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Does a Nativity Scene at the Courthouse Violate a Constitutional Principle?

  Category 3: Seventh and Eighth Grades
$100 First Place Winner
John P. Smith, Grade 8

John P. Smith John is a fourteen year old student from Texas who is in his second year with Christian Liberty. He lives with his parents and six brothers.

John’s hobbies include roller blading, basketball, biking, playing the acoustic guitar, automobiles, and internet chatting with friends and family.

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Should Christians Keep Their Beliefs to Themselves?
 

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