Every year, the 6-12th grade students at Acaciawood participate in the Holocaust Art and Writing Competition. This year’s theme for the competition was Purposeful Telling Through Memory to Action.
Each student begins by selecting a holocaust survivor to research and use as the subject of their project. They then choose the category through which they will portray the survivor’s story, choosing between prose, poetry, art, or a three minute film.
The school winners in the Middle School division were Alisa Kangas (prose), Rebekah Rosario (art), and Daniel Ochoa (prose).
The school winners in the High School division were Patricio Garcia (prose), Sarah Carvajal (art), and Jonathan Rosario (film).
The winners of the school competition visited Chapman University for the international competition on March 8. Jonathan Rosario’s film won second place in the competition, and he received $200 as a result.