Eighth grader Payton Lalicon from St. Anastasia School in Fort
Pierce won the National Christ Is Alive essay contest. With more
than 650 entries this year, the judges had a difficult time
choosing the winners, but they noted that it was with great joy
that they read stories from students across the country who
encountered the Lord in very personal and unique ways. Payton
received a $100 check, a Bible, and was honored by principal Dr.
Kevin Hoeffner during a luncheon at her school.