Maria, age 13, won first place in the Catholic Daughters of America Art Contest. The theme of this year’s contest was “Jesus loves us. . . How do we show that love to one another.”
Maria created an original watercolor depicting two friends sharing a basket of homegrown food.
Homeschooling’s emphasis on Catholic values and the independent work ethic it encourages fostered Maria’s creativity and her desire to spread the Gospel in this project.