Mrs. Christina Hilderbrand, 8th Grade NWCS English teacher, is excited to announce two 8th Grade students have won 1st and 2nd place in the Holocaust Center for Humanity Writing, Art & Film Contest!

Congratulations to Abe McKinney, who won 1st place in the 7th/8th grade art division of the contest and to Mike Bauman and Stephan Yurkin, who won 2nd place in the 7th/8th grade film portion of the contest!

Students were asked to look through the new Survivor Encyclopedia: Washington State and explore the video clips, photos, and artifacts of Holocaust survivors who made their home in the Pacific Northwest. They then choose one local survivor to focus on for their entry where through creativity in writing, art, or short film, they showed how a local survivor’s story (or part of their story) impacts, affects, or inspires them.

Hundreds of entries were judged by a panel and winners selected for each category in this prestigious competition. A list of all winners can be found on their website. Winners are invited to an Awards Ceremony on June 2 at the Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle.

Congratulations again to Abe McKinney, Mike Bauman, Stephan Yurkin & Mrs. Hilderbrand!