Nicole Blanco-Mills, a student at Blanchet Catholic School in Salem, won third place award in the secondary category of the Maryknoll Magazine Student Essay Contest. Nicole wrote about her friend, Berta, who came to the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant at the age of two. On April 9th, Maryknoll Father Tom Marti, director of the Maryknoll Mission House in Seattle, will visit Blanchet to present Nicole with her award before the student body.