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Students Participate In Holocaust Center’s Visual Arts And Writing Contest

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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:

Visual Arts

Overall Contest – Jahiem D. Piquion, grade 5 GKE/Sabal Palm Elementary School

Writing

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

Media

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.

About the Author: Shelley Benveniste is South Florida editor of The Jewish Press.


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