For second year in a row, all PYLUSD secondary schools participate Holocaust Art and Writing Contest

Chapman Holocaust Award Ceremony

Several students from PYLUSD were named finalists in Chapman University’s 18th annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest, with two taking home first place.

The awards ceremony took place on Friday, March 10, at Chapman University. This year’s contest theme was “I Have a Story to Tell.” Presented by Chapman’s Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education, the competition is the largest of its kind in the nation. This year, a record-breaking 250 middle and high schools registered to participate, with submissions from 7,000 students representing 30 states and eight countries.

Notably, PYLUSD was the only school district in the world to have all of its secondary schools take part in this competition — 13 schools total. This level of participation earned PYLUSD a special keepsake plaque from Chapman.

First place:

  • Kaylee Takenaga
    Grade 8
    Travis Ranch School, Yorba Linda
    Category: Art
    Title: “From Old to Young – A Story to Remember”
    Teacher: Cynthia Riley
    Survivor Testimony: Alice Friedmann
  • Yunji Kim
    Grade 8
    Kraemer Middle School, Placentia
    Category: Film
    Title: “Invisible”
    Teacher: Catheen La Bare
    Survivor Testimony: Paula Lebovics

For more information, click here, or visit www.chapman.edu.

Chapman Holocaust Award Ceremony Chapman Holocaust Award Ceremony Travis Ranch eighth grader Kaylee Takenaga Kraemer eighth grader Yunji Kim Chapman Holocaust Award Ceremony

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