PERTH AMBOY – Erika Orellana, a former student of Perth Amboy Catholic School, was honored in Washington, D.C. as one of 23 National Winners in the Missionary Childhood Association 2013 Art Contest on Friday, Dec. 6.
Orellana was accompanied by her parents and her former art teacher Rose Lavin-Pennyfeather. She won the contest while attending eighth grade at Perth Amboy Catholic School, but is now a freshman at Cardinal McCarrick High School in South Amboy.
Orellana’s Christmas design has been made into an e-card which can be sent digitally worldwide. Her artwork can be viewed and sent from www.MCAKIds.org. She received a plaque for her achievement, attended Mass with her family and teacher and also had a buffet lunch and tour of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception where the event was held. The Reverend Andrew Small, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies, presented the award.
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