BSM student newspaper, website and writers pull in several awards

| December 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Benilde-St. Margaret’s student newspaper, the Knight Errant, has collected some awards recently. The National Scholastic Press Association awarded the Knight Errant website,, fourth place in the national best of show contest for schools with enrollment under 1,500. The Minnesota High School Press Association honored the Knight Errant with five awards. The online publication received first place for Website General Excellence. Another top honor was given for staff editorial. Logan McMillen (a 2011 graduate) earned third place for review writing, senior Emma Eldred (online editor-in-chief) took home second place for feature writing, and senior Ethan Perushek received honorable mention for page one design. For each of the past three years, The National Scholastic

Press Association has named the Knight Errant website a winner of the national Pacemaker Award, NSPA’s highest honor.

Tourney for teens

Four local men are helping a small, but deserving group: teenagers who have lost a parent. John and Joe Seidel, Tim Foley and Tim McKasy, all Cretin High School graduates, established the Joe Finnegan Memorial Golf Tournament in 2004 to honor both their friend and their Catholic school tradition. This past September marked the 8th annual tournament, which raised $28,000 for scholarships for teenagers who have lost a parent. Funds from the tournament are split among Visitation, Cretin-Derham Hall and St. Thomas Academy. Since its inception, the memorial tournament has raised more than $260,000.

KC scholarships

The Knights of Columbus presented $1,800 to each of the three parish schools in the White Bear Lake area; St. Pius X, St. Jude of the Lake and St. Mary of the Lake. The annual Our Lady of the Lake Council No. 4145 golf tournament took place Sept. 19 at Dellwood Hills Golf Course to raise funds to support Catholic schools.

New members in Malta

Included among the 84 new members recently inducted into the Order of Malta, American Association, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, are two from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. AnneMarie Hansen of the Cathedral of St. Paul  in St. Paul was invested as Dame of Magistral Grace.  Colin Chisholm III of the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis was invested as a Knight of Magistral Grace. For more about the Order of Malta and the activities of the American Association, visit


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