So they went in haste…

“Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing  that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.

So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger…the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, just as it had been told to them.”

Luke 2:15-20

Roene Painchaud

Meet the Artist:
Roene Painchaud

De La Salle College “Oaklands”
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Age 15 | Grade 10
Art Teacher: Mr. Norman Lue Tam

My name is Roene and I’ve been going to Del for 3 years. I am part of the De la Salle Cadet cadet core and my favourite hobbies are knitting and art. When coming up with my idea for the card I noticed that many of the previous entries were very serious despite the lighthearted tone of the Christmas season. I wanted to make a card that went with this year’s theme but also wanted to make something more lighthearted that fit with the Christmas season. I also consider comics and cartoons to be my strong suit and wanted to showcase that. 

I moved to Del in grade 7 and was immediately accepted into its wonderful community. Although adjustments were tough at first, Del helped me catch up with the rest of the curriculum. It has a diverse set of programs and extracurricular activities that help students find their own passions and hobbies as well as a curriculum that pushes students to reach their full potential. Del has taught me how to be a great leader and manage my time well, and I can safely say that all of the other students and alumni from Del have learned something from it.

About the Contest

Our long standing art competition is known throughout the District. Now in its 11th year, the annual DENA Christmas Card contest had many entries from several schools. There were many strong entries for our contemporary take on “So they went in haste” but we could only pick one piece of artwork.

A total of 93 entries included middle school students from:

  • Calvert Hall College High School, Towson, MD
  • Christian Brothers Academy-Syracuse, DeWitt, NY
  • De La Salle College “Oaklands,” Toronto, Ontario
  • De La Salle Collegiate High School, Warren, MI
  • La Salle Academy, New York, NY
  • La Salle Academy and De La Salle Middle School, Providence, RI
  • St. John Paul II Academy, Boca Raton, FL
  • St. John’s College High School, Washington, DC

Thank you students for your submissions