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By learning from the past, we enrich our future. History and experiences can become more than just testimonials and facts. They can serve as sources for mapping your and our nation’s future. The stories of Holocaust survivors are rich with lessons and inspiration.

Florida middle and high school students, with the support of their teachers and parents, are invited to participate in the annual Holocaust Reflection Contest sponsored by the Holocaust Learning and Education Fund, Inc. and hosted by Nova Southeastern University. Students begin by selecting a quotation or survivor's story that inspires them, then submit their reflection in the form of an original essay, a poem, a short film, or an art piece.

CONTEST INFORMATION

For more information about the Holocaust Reflection Contest, please sign up for our emails.

Please read the Contest Details and Frequently Asked Questions pages.

2019 WINNERS

HIGH SCHOOL

Essay/Poem

1st Place | "The Fallacious Monster"
By Leah Mohnkern
Brooks Debartolo Collegiate High School 

2nd Place | "Seventeen"
By Marin Burke
Blake High School Magnet 

Art

1st Place | “Savior of Innocence”
By Isabella Gallese
Jensen Beach High School

2nd Place | “Resilience”
By Danit Weitzman
Scheck Hillel Community School Inc.

Film

1st Place | “The Lessons from a Holocaust Survivor”
By Reggie Ocampos
Bartow High School

2nd Place | “We Remember: David Schaecter”
By Victor San Martin
Terra Environmental Research Institute

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Essay/Poem

1st Place | “Remove the Yellow Stars”
By Raewyn Shaw
Community Leadership Academy

2nd Place | “Sylvia’s Story”
By Mya Kushner
Indian Ridge

Art

1st Place | “The Butterfly”
By Isabella Garcia
Florida Christian School

2nd Place | “Glimmer of Hope”
By Yair Sabag
David Posnack Jewish Day School

Film

1st Place | “Elie Wiesel”
By Jordan Boulware
Community Leadership Academy

 2nd Place | “The Tracks for a Better World”
By Ayden Kostzer
Pembroke Pines Charter West Middle School

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