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St. Joseph student wins writing contest

Theresa Hausmann, a sixth grader from St. Joseph School in Rosemount has been selected a winner of the Center for Mission Writing contest based on her outstanding response to the theme, "Who inspires your Christian Faith?"

Winning entries from Theresa and three other students from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis stood out from over 1,150 quality submissions from students in grades 1-12.

Theresa received her award and certificate Monday at St. Joseph School at a presentation with Deacon Mickey Friesen representing the Center for Mission.

All students will receive cash awards and certificates presented at their schools by May 15, 2012.

The Center for Mission promotes and coordinates the global mission outreach for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis by building bridges of cooperation and communion between communities in the Twin Cities and those overseas. Adult and childhood education in parishes and schools are among the many activities of the Center for Mission.

To enhance and animate mission education in the schools and parishes, the Center for Mission conducts an annual contest for kids and teachers to submit essays and pictures that respond to a specific theme in order to help provide a foundation for a Catholic mission perspective -- participation in God's mission of bringing love and dignity to others throughout the world.