Eighth-grader Rumela Weldeyesus’ winning art piece. COURTESY, Holocaust Center for Humanity

Eighth-grader Rumela Weldeyesus’ winning art piece. COURTESY, Holocaust Center for Humanity

Meeker students place in Holocaust Center for Humanity’s Writing, Art, & Film Contest

  • Thursday, May 30, 2019 11:59am
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Two Meeker Middle School eighth-graders won prizes in the Holocaust Center for Humanity’s 2019 Writing, Art, & Film Contest.

Rumela Weldeyesus tied for first place and Leyna Nguyen was third in the middle-school art category.

Taking inspiration from the stories of local Holocaust survivors, students throughout the Pacific Northwest used their creativity to honor these individuals through art, film and writing.

Contest winners will be honored in a community awards ceremony at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 2 at the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, 2045 2nd Ave., Seattle.

This year, hundreds of students from more than 60 schools entered the contest.

“When the entries pour in from students around the state, from rural and urban public schools, parochial schools, students who are home schooled – really all over – we see that students strive and genuinely intend to improve our world. It’s very inspiring, and tells us that our work at the center is as important today as it’s ever been,” said Ilana Cone Kennedy, director of education for the center.

The full list of winners and their work can be viewed at holocaustcenterseattle.org.




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