The opinions expressed in these student essays and poems belong to the student authors and do not necessarily express views of the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.
Senior Essay Winners:
The first place essay award in the senior category is dedicated to the memory of Marino Bertini. Marino taught his daughters about the importance of knowing world history. He encouraged his girls to watch movies about the Holocaust, in an effort to teach them that while humanity often doesn't resemble anything kind, the strength of individuals to overcome evil is real.
Senior Poetry Winners:
The first place poetry award in the senior category is dedicated to the memory of former Holocaust Commission Chair, Linda Epstein Belkov, by her family. Linda was dedicated to Holocaust education and was a talented writer who championed the abilities of students.
Junior Essay Winners:
Junior Poetry Winners:
2021 Senior Poetry Winner, Areen Syed reads her poem, "Why?"