St. Catherine’s Academy (SCA), an all-boys Catholic School with a Military Tradition in Anaheim, CA is proud to congratulate 7 th grade student Alexandre Pelcak for participating in Anaheim’s 22nd Annual Flag Day Essay Contest. Nearly 1,000 students from the city of Anaheim in grades kindergarten to 12 participated in the annual event. Only 35 students were selected as the winners of the "What the American Flag Means to Me" essay contest.
The yearly event has taken place for over two decades in the City of Anaheim and city officials have recognized students and schools for their fine contributions. The first-place finalists received a certificate of recognition signed by Ed Royce and presented by Anaheim City Mayor,
Tom Tait on September 12, 2017.
“The American Flag is very important to me. It symbolizes security, bravery, courage and most of all, freedom,” said Pelcak. Pelcak attended the recognition ceremony proudly wearing his St. Catherine’s Academy formal uniform. He is the proud nephew, godson, cousin and grandson of United States veterans. Pelcak has attended St. Catherine’s Academy for 8 years where he has learned to love God and his country through the Dominican teachings and the school’s Military Tradition.
Pelcak explained in his essay that his patriotism stems all the way back to when he was 5- years old. His grandfather always showed his love for America and the American flag. He learned at a young age to love and respect his country. “I will always love this country, the American flag, its founding fathers, its protectors, and, most of all, its freedom. America is, and always will be, free and just in everything it does,” said Pelcak.
St. Catherine’s Academy, founded in 1889 by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, is an independent Catholic school with a military tradition for boys in Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade. The school offers both day and boarding opportunities.