photo of St James student Yamil LeonYamil Leon, a seventh grader at Saint James Catholic School, won first place in the Archdiocese of San Francisco Respect for Life Essay Contest.

Yamil has been at Saint James since kindergarten and has a brother in third grade. He is a hard worker who strives to make First Honors each year –– and succeeds!  He does his homework faithfully. He is well known for his infectious smile.

Yamil will be honored at an 11:00 a.m. liturgy and awards ceremony on Sunday, February 12, at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Bishop William Justice will present the award to Yamil at a reception following the Mass.