Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmail
rss

2016 Award Winning Art and Creative Writing from Middle School and High School Students

 

2016 Chapman University Holocaust Art and Writing Contest First Place Middle School The Unknowing Goodbye, Sophia Scarsi, Grade 8 – Tuffree Middle School

The Unknowing Goodbye, Sophia Scarsi, Grade 8 – Tuffree Middle School

Friday March 4, 2016, Chapman University and The 1939 Society hosted the 17th Annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest Awards Ceremony. “We honor you,” Marilyn Harran, Director of The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education at Chapman University, said in her opening address. “You, the middle school and high school students who have taken the time to hear these survivors stories and make them a part of your lives.”

Echoes and Reflections is a proud partner in this annual contest, which gives students the opportunity to share creative works in response to survivor testimonies. United States Congressman, the Honorable Ed Royce, of the 39th District, offered special greetings at Friday’s ceremony and shared that this contest has special meaning for him. Royce’s father was a liberator, and growing up with the stories of what his father had witnessed left a strong impression on him. This contest ensures that, “The memory of the Holocaust is passed on, and the next generation will be witnesses.”

2016 Chapman University Holocaust Art and Writing Contest First Place High School Art: The Will to Live, Hailey Shi, Grade 10 – Diamond Bar High School

The Will to Live, Hailey Shi, Grade 10 – Diamond Bar High School

Echoes and Reflections founder Dana Hollander, along with Project Director, Deborah Batiste, and facilitator, Sherry Bard, were acknowledged for their support as expert judges. Mike Rubin, Regional Board Chair for the Anti-Defamation League, presented the awards for first and second place in high school prose. And, Amy Carnes, Associate Director of Education – Evaluation and Research at the USC Shoah Foundation, presented the awards for first and second place in high school and middle school film.

Check out this year’s first place winners here:

Middle School

Poetry: Your Story, Grace Aitken, Grade 8 – St. Anne School

Prose: Ordinary People, Daanesh Jamal, Grade 8 – Kraemer Middle School

Art: The Unknowing GoodbyeSophia Scarsi, Grade 8 – Tuffree Middle School

Film: Telling It Forward: Making Memory MatterAmanda Gomez, Grade 6 – James M. Guinn Elementary School

 

High School

Poetry: Brother, Gemma Davies, Grade 10 – Redhill School

Prose: Separation, Eunice Lee, Grade 10 – Sunny Hills High School

Art: The Will to Live, Hailey Shi, Grade 10 – Diamond Bar High School

Film: Memory, Kenzington Martin, Grade 9 – Aliso Niguel High School