Five Johnstown Students Win State-Wide Honors


From Divine Mercy Catholic Academy

Award-winning compositions in traditional and computer art, poetry and essay writing have brought state-wide honors to five students from Divine Mercy Catholic Academy. The 2022 Education Contest is sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and is open to all students in both public and private schools.

Gloria Cominsky, daughter of Gloria Cominsky, won first place in Division 1 Essay; Jillian Radkowski, daughter of Matthew and Marsha Radkowski, took second in Division 1 Poetry: and Meradi Knapp, daughter of Stephen and Kimberly Knapp, received first place honors in Division 1 Computer Art.

Drew Zucco, son of David Zucco and Kathleen Martella-Zucco, scored first in Division 2 Art; and Katie Kibler, daughter of Trish Kibler, took second in Division 2 Photography.

Local entries to the competition were sponsored by the Johnstown Court of Our Lady of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. With 63,000 members, Catholic Daughters is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

[Photo (Front row, left to right): Gloria Cominsky, Jillian Radkowski, Meradi Knapp; (Back row): Drew Zucco, Katie Kibler.]