Students in grades 7 through 12 may apply. Applicants must live in Pennsylvania in Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, or Union County.
Applications had to be postmarked by Saturday, March 13, 2021. Award winners have been announced on the winners page. Thank you to everyone who participated in the essay contest.
High School Students Only
Describe one historical development – event, theme in history, big idea, or trend – and how it helped cause the Holocaust. Specifically, detail its legacy and its impact before and during the Third Reich. How has this development continued to shape the way we live or think today? How, finally, can studying this development and its impact help us prevent bigotry and its consequences?
Middle School Students Only
Describe one or two experiences from The Diary of Anne Frank or another book you know about the Holocaust. How do those experiences help you understand the Holocaust generally? How can studying these experiences from the Holocaust help you prevent today the kind of behaviors in the Third Reich that caused the Holocaust? How do they shape your thinking about bigotry today?
We will use the following criteria to evaluate essays:
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