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Previous Winners




1st Place | "A Glowing Star"
By Samantha Ramer
Cypress Bay High School

2nd Place | "Forgiveness"
By Tania Kazi
Westland Hialeah Senior High School


1st Place | "Some Record of Our Tragedy"
By Corey Kreisel
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts

2nd Place | "Remember"
By Anna Vykhopen
Spring Hill Christian Academy


1st Place | "Epitome of a Hero"
By Vaughan Heaps
Pine View School

2nd Place | "Beyond the Irreparable"
By Evan Dietrich
Pine View School



1st Place | "Overlooked but Not Forgotten"
By Zoey Fisher
David Posnack Jewish Day School

2nd Place | "Memory and Legacy"
By Samara Cohen
Omni Middle School


1st Place | "Hope"
By Ian Owens
Tavares Middle School

2nd Place | "Straight Off the Train"
By Rocio Lopez
Florida Christian School


1st Place | "William Lowenberg"
By Daniel Cary
Community Leadership Academy

2nd Place | "Kristallnacht"
By Daniel Rodriguez
Florida Christian School

2016 Winners

High School

Elio Reyes | Grade 10
Mulberry High School | Mulberry, Florida
Essay/Poem | "Essay Inspired by Night by Elie Wiesel"

Autumn Kulla | Grade 12
NSU University School | Fort Lauderdale/Davie, Florida
Art | "Fading"

Susana Obando | Grade 12
The Sagemont School | Weston, Florida
Film | "The Holocaust: A Reflection on Those Who Lived to Tell the Tale"

Middle School

Mahli Salgado | Grade 7
Beachside Montessori Village | Hollywood, Florida
Essay/Poem | "Stripped"

Dailey Jackson | Grade 8
St. Joseph Catholic School | Jacksonville, Florida
Art | "Left Alone"

Jake Twargoski | Grade 6
Pinnacle Academy | Bradenton, Florida
Film | "Eva Galler: An Escape from the Death Camp Train"

Click here to view the 2016 Award Ceremony Photo Gallery

2015 Winners

2015 Winners

2015 contest winners pictured in Washington, D.C., during their all-expense paid trip to historical sites, including the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

High School

Helen Villarreal
John I. Leonard High School | Greenacres, FL
Visual Art | "Remembrance"

Garrett Gold
Palm Beach Central High School | Wellington, FL
Essay/Poem | "Thanking God"

Ariel Desler
University School of Nova Southeastern University | Davie, FL
Film | "Never Forget"

Middle School

Dominique Deer
Villa Madonna School | Tampa, FL
Visual Art | "The Bliss of Hope"

Elijah Bishop
Annunciation Catholic School | Jacksonville, FL
Essay/Poem | "Faith! Hope! Love!"

Nina Gulati
St. Francis Xavier Catholic School | Fort Myers, FL
Film | "The Holocaust: A Poem Collection"

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