Art and writing winners announced

Winners of an art and writing contest that encourages youth to evaluate history and foster an awareness of the Holocaust have been announced by the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.

The competition is dedicated to the memory of Sala Kryszek, a Holocaust survivor who came to Portland after World War II and lived here until her death in 1986. Winners of the 2016 annual Sala Kryszek Art & Writing Contest for middle and high school students will be honored at Multnomah Athletic Club on May 1. Student artwork and writing samples will be on display at OJMCHE, 1953 NW Kearney St., April 28 -May 15.

The two grand prize winners receive a paid trip for themselves, their teacher and an adult family member to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

GRAND PRIZE OVERALL FOR WRITING
Abigail Marx, 9th grade, Never Be Forgotten
Teacher, Carrie McCallum, St. Helens High School

GRAND PRIZE OVERALL FOR ART
Ellen McMillan, 8th grade, Out of the Ashes
Teacher, Mary Lukehart, Fred Patton Middle School

WRITING
Middle School – First: Basia Ward, 8th grade, Searching Through Memories; Teacher, Sam Blumberg, Portland Jewish Academy. Second: Jordan McElroy, 8th grade, Rot; Teacher, Carrington Light, Riverdale Grade School. Third: Olivia DiGiulio, 8th grade, Coming Back Home; Teacher, Mary Ellen Harmeyer, St. Clare School. Honorable Mention: Megan Bomberger, 8th grade, Zealot; Teacher, Mary Lukehart, Fred Patton Middle School; and Dylan Smith, 8th grade, Imagine; Teacher, Holly Walsh, Catlin Gabel School.

High School – First: Binh Luu, 11th grade, I Was Blind; Teacher, Marty Karlin, Valley Catholic High School. Second: Emily Grasberger, 11th grade, Moving Forward; Teacher, Marty Karlin, Valley Catholic High School. Third: Noel Dobney-Burns, 12th grade, Dear Future President; Teacher, Evelyn Wilson, Tillamook High School. Honorable Mention: Markita Martin, 12th grade, Silence is the Killer; Teacher, Evelyn Wilson, Tillamook High School.

ART
Middle School – First: Gretchen Sorensen, 8th grade, Why? Teacher, Mary Lukehart, Fred Patton Middle School. Second: Lizzie O’Mahony, 8th grade, Toxic; Teacher, Marie Acurso, St. Clare School. Third: Olivia DiGiulio, 8th grade, We Must; Teacher, Marie Acurso, St. Clare School.  Honorable Mention: Everett Eisner, 8th grade, Refugees; Teacher, Marie Acurso, St. Clare School.

High School – First: Riccardo Abbate, 12th grade, Be the Voice for the Voiceless; Teacher, Evelyn Wilson, Tillamook High School. Second: Emma Phillips, 9th grade, Resilience; Teacher, Carrie McCallum, St. Helens High School Third; Elizabeth Gazcon-Chesbro, 12th grade, Out With the Good, In With the Bad; Teacher, Bethany Rivard, Fort Vancouver High School. Honorable Mention: Joanna Benito, 12th grade, Move Into the Light; Teacher, Evelyn Wilson, Tillamook High School; Nathan Buizon, 9th grade, Beneath the Currents of War; Teacher, Marty Karlin, Valley Catholic High School; and Alyssa Miller, 11th grade, The Bones of Mob-Mentality; Teacher, Marty Karlin, Valley Catholic High School.

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