With the guidance and encouragement of their English teacher, Erinn Demskis, the students submitted their Holocaust projects to the Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition, which is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
For this competition, students in grades 7-12 from across the Delaware Valley were given the opportunity to reflect upon and interpret the lessons of the Holocaust through creative writing, poetry, visual art, music, dance, and multi-media.
This year nearly 300 students participated in this competition, which is named after the young leader who led the Jewish uprising against the Nazi tyranny in the Warsaw ghetto.
Katie Pearcy was awarded first prize for her three-dimensional art entitled, “Remembrance.”
Morgan McCaffery was awarded second prize for her poetry submissions entitled, “Reflections of Change.”
PHOTO CAP: From left, Katie Pearcy, Erinn Demskis, and Morgan McCaffery.