Congratulations! In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis says, “The earth cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her.” Mrs. Iannone’s seventh and eighth grade English students wrote expository essays explaining why it is so important to heed the Pope’s call. Nationally, over 6000 students submitted essays to the Maryknoll Student Essay Contest, and we are proud to announce that Tobin D, an eighth grader, took third place. Tobin’s essay will be featured in the May/June 2017 issue of Maryknoll Magazine, and he will receive a monetary award. Mrs. Iannone would like to thank Father Dolan who visited her eighth grade classes to share his expertise on the subject.