This year more than 650 K-3, elementary, middle, high school and university students from across the state and country participated in the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center’s 2014 Visual Arts and Writing Contest. A group of distinguished individuals including survivors, interviewers, artists and educators served as judges.
Every submission was inspiring and the center thanks everyone who participated in any way. This year’s winners year’s winners in the Visual Arts, Writing, Media, and Simple Acts of Kindness contests:
Overall Contest – Jahiem D. Piquion, grade 5 GKE/Sabal Palm Elementary School
Elementary School (4-6) – Paula Mitre, grade 6, Beachside Montessori Village
Middle School (7-8) – Shannon Coglianese, grade 7, The Cushman School
High School (9-12) –Gabriela Robles, grade 12, Charles W. Flanagan
Elementary School (4-6)– Ryan Beech, grade 5, Devon Aire K-8 Center;
PowerPoint presentation of the atrocities of the Holocaust
Middle School (7-8) –Noa Richard, grade 8, The Cushman School; anti-bullying video
Simple Act of Kindness
Elementary School (4-6) –Haley Fleischman, grade 5, Everglades Elementary School
Middle School (7-8) –Miles Mershon, grade 7, The Cushman School
High School (9-12) –Owen Zighelboim, grade 10, Christopher Columbus High School
The Holocaust Documentation & Education Center is located at 2031 Harrison Street in Hollywood. For more information call 954-929-5690 or visit www.hdec.or.Shelley Benveniste
About the Author: Shelley Benveniste is South Florida editor of The Jewish Press.
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