Annually, the Father Breen Assembly of the Knights of Columbus runs an essay contest for the 8th graders in the Catholic schools in Milford.

This year, all three winners were from St. Mary School.

Emma Mastropietro came in first; Michael Piechota came in second, and Daniel Boynton came in third.

They were asked to write about how they can use their Catholic faith to be active members of the community.

The students read their essays at an award ceremony on Thursday, May 9.