This past Sunday, June 13, 2010, we welcomed Taylor Drenzyk, our 2010 Peacemaking Essay Winner, and his family. Taylor read his winning essay to the congregation.
Taylor is a junior at the Bellport High School and attends Grace Lutheran Church in Mastic Beach. In July 2009 he went on a youth Mission Trip sponsored by his church on the Eastern Shore, Virginia, "for an action-packed week of service to the community." In 2006, while still in the Bellport Middle school, he won first in Martin Luther King, Jr. essay contest.
L-R: Pastor Tom Philip, Taylor Drenzyk, Elder Nancy Best, Chairperson
To hear Taylor reading his essay, visit http://oldsouthhavenchurch.org/AudioLibrary/AudioCatalog.aspx
The Peacemaking Essay contest is annually sponsored by the Old South Haven Presbyterian Church, and is open to students at the Bellport High School. The winner is awarded a U.S. Saving bond by the church. In addition to the reading of the essay to the congregation, it is published in the local newspaper, the Long Island Advance.