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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
This year's contest focused on Jewish partisan women. Students were asked to write about the lessons that can be learned from their experience to inspire people today to make the world a better place. The winning essays discussed topics ranging from bullying to Burma. The first-place winners, along with their teachers, will receive a Kindle Fire.
The winners are:
Lower Division (8th-9th Grades):1st place:
Breanna, 8th grade, Billinghurst Middle School, NV
Yitzhak, 8th grade, Park East Day School, NY
Micaela, 9th grade, Congregation Ner Tamid, NV
Upper Division (10th-12th Grades):1st place:
Leah, 10th grade, Kehillah Jewish High School, CA
Joshua, 11th grade, Solomon Schechter High School, NY
Samantha, 10th grade, Duchesne Academy, NE
The winning essays discussed the life lessons of these Jewish Partisans:
These essays were deeply touching and inspiring to all of us here at JPEF: the staff, board members and partisans. We look forward to hosting the contest again next year.
For further information or questions about the contest, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This writing contest was made possible by contributions from the Alper, Bedzow, Blaichman, Charatan, Felson, Holm, Kushner, Orbuch, and Wohl families.