PB student first to win award in national essay contest


Christopher Taylor, son of Dr. Janet Curry Taylor and Lou Taylor of Pine Bluff, recently received third place with his essay entry in the National Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) Education Contest.

His entry titled, “Jesus Reflected in Me”, was selected out of 400 entries. He is the first entrant from Arkansas to have received an award in this national contest. A recent graduate of St. Joseph Catholic School in Pine Bluff, Christopher is now attending Hendrix College, where he plans to major in biology.

During Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, he was presented with a certificate and ribbon by Mary Ann Kizer, CDA national director. He will also receive a check from the national organization.