Students’ Art Selected in Missionary Childhood Association Contest

Joyful anticipation of Christmas was illustrated through artwork in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., where many of this year’s 24 winners of the Missionary Childhood Association Christmas Artwork Contest gathered Dec. 6 with their families for the annual awards presentation.

Contest winners from the Diocese of Harrisburg are Mary Grace Duncan of St. Columba School in Bloomsburg and Sydney Dissinger from Our Mother of Perpetual Help School in Ephrata. Their artwork, selected from among thousands of entries, is on display in the National Shrine throughout the 2019 Advent/Christmas season.