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.

2006 Art Competition: God’s Handiwork: The Creation
  Category 1: Eleventh and Twelfth Grades
$300 Grand Prize Winner
Mary E. Brunst, Grade 12

Mary E. Brunst
 
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Mary is a seventeen year old senior from rural Maryland. She has been with CLASS for twelve years and is the graduating class of 2006. She has taken private art lessons while being homeschooled through Christian Liberty, and has used her talent to start her own faux finishing business. She is certified in faux finishing, marbling, and wood graining, and is also an Italian plaster applicator.

Mary feels truly blessed with the opportunities that she has been given and is excited about graduating and going full-time into her business.

Entries by other artists

  Category 2: Ninth and Tenth Grades
$100 First Place Winner
Christina Taratuta, Grade 9

Christina Taratuta
 
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Christina is a fourteen year old ninth grader who likes to go by the name “Chrissy.” She lives in a rural area of northern Michigan along with her older sister and has been homeschooled all her life.

Chrissy’s home is surrounded by woods, farms, and plenty of wildlife. She loves animals—especially horses. Her hobbies include doing anything outdoors, writing, drawing, reading, and horseback riding whenever she can.

Entries by other artists

  Category 3: Seventh and Eighth Grades
$100 First Place Winner
Aiesha Shad’a Anglin, Grade 8

Aiesha Shad'a Anglin
 
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Aiesha is fourteen years old and has been homeschooled through CLASS since the first grade. She has a parakeet named Sunshine.

Aiesha began drawing when she was two years old but has been working with watercolor paints for the last five years. She has received three scholarships for spring art classes and has three art pieces displayed in her city’s art museum.

In addition to painting, Aiesha plays the piano and violin and intends to learn the guitar and harp. She sings in her church and performs for residents in nursing homes. Her other hobbies include French braiding, twisting, and corn rolling hair; bike riding; badminton; scrapbooking; and decorating.

Her goal is to do art evangelism and bring others to Christ by drawing just a glimpse of God’s goodness, mercy, and love. She also hopes her God-given gift will bring happiness, strength, hope, and peace to those who are in need.

Entries by other artists

2006 Essay Competition: News Media and the Truth
  Category 1: Eleventh and Twelfth Grades
$300 Grand Prize Winner
Abigail S. Nesbitt, Grade 11

Abigail S. Nesbitt Abigail is a sixteen year old junior who has been with CLASS for the past eleven years. She loves Christian Liberty because “it has provided [her] with a solid Christian basis and a strong education.”

In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, walking, socializing, and helping out at her local church. During the summer, she spends most of her time working for her dad on his farm where they grow potatoes, corn, squash, and cucumbers. She hopes to have enough time this spring and summer to help her mother garden and work around the house, plus read and heighten her education through some of the classics.

After her planned graduation with CLASS, Abigail plans to attend a Bible college or a local university. Her career choice, however, still remains uncertain.

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What Standard of Truth for Journalists?

  Category 2: Ninth and Tenth Grades
$100 First Place Winner
Caitlin M. Wagner, Grade 9

Caitlin M. Wagner Molly lives in California with her mother and father, her sister Tarayn, and her three brothers Ryan, Zak, and Cody. She also has three cats (Bonnie, Rhett, and Skutters) and a dog named Tasha. She is an auntie to Victoria, Julia, and Garrett.

Molly attends Reformed Heritage Church, at which her father is the pastor. In addition to playing the piano, harp, and bodhran, Miss Wagner enjoys watching films, reading books, and having adventures with her friends. She has been with CLASS for the past six years and hopes to become a commercial/hospitality interior designer.

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Should News Media Avoid Political Bias?

  Category 3: Seventh and Eighth Grades
$100 First Place Winner
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