Franciscan Sister Anna Maar assisted with the 2017 Tournament of Truth held at St. Benedict School, Cambridge, OH. It was the 11th annual one.
The event was initiated by the Diocese of Steubenville Office of Christian Formation and Schools, Paul D. Ward, director.
It has been held in various locations throughout the diocese, most recently in schools in Marietta, Cambridge and Steubenville. This year’s competition was held in Bishop John King Mussio Central Elementary School, Steubenville.
Typically, students in second through eighth grades participate. Categories for competition include those in grade 2-4 (candidate); 5-6 (postulant) and 7-8 (novice).
Competitors this year were from St. John Central School, Bellaire; St. Benedict School, Cambridge; St. John Central School, Churchtown; St. Mary School, Marietta; St. Mary Central School, Martins Ferry; St. Mary Central School, St. Clairsville; Bishop John King Mussio Central Elementary and Junior High School, Steubenville; St. Sylvester Central School, Woodsfield. A total of 226 students competed.
Teams are asked questions to determine the winners. In the final rounds, Diocese of Steubenville Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton quizzes the youth and awards the winning trophies.
Winners were from St. Mary Central School, St. Clairsville; Bishop John King Mussio Central Elementary School, Steubenville; and St. Benedict School, Cambridge.