‘The Road Not Taken’ Leads Rosarian Students to Winning Contest

Rosarian Students Win Awards In Essay and Art


April 9, 2018
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5285: Rosarian winners (L-R)Robby Vargas, MJ Hanlon, Lily Guari, Matti Cohen

Video of Robby Vargas’ winning submission which explores the possibility of attending two different high schools and the process he is going through to make that decision:

‘The Road Not Taken’ Leads Rosarian Students to Winning Contest 

Four Rosarian Academy Middle School students placed in the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews Essay Contest and Creative Arts Competition. Contestants were asked to read and reflect on Robert Frost’s poem, The Road Not Taken, and then write an essay or poem or create a piece of art or music or video “that explores how you confronted two possibilities in your life, how you made a decision about one of them, and then how that choice affected you.”

All Rosarian seventh- and eighth-grade students applied the message of the poem to their own lives and submitted entries to the contest. The following students have been awarded prizes and will be recognized at the Fellowship’s May Day Soiree event on Tuesday, May 1 at The Colony Palm Beach:

First Place – Video
Robby Vargas (8th Grade)

First Place – 3-D Art
Matti Cohen (7th Grade)

Honorable Mentions – Essay
MJ Hanlon (7th Grade)
Lily Guari (7th Grade)

The contest was open to all Palm Beach County public and private middle and high school students.

Rosarian Academy, founded in 1925, educates students from early childhood through eighth grade and offers an exceptionally strong academic program enriched by athletics, visual and performing arts, and community service opportunities. The independent, Catholic school is located on Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach and is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters.  Complimentary bus service is available throughout Palm Beach County. For more information, visit www.rosarian.org or call 561.345.3106.