Tuesday, April 13, 2010

MHA Students Win Community Awards

While certainly it was not the focal point of Sunday's community-wide Yom HaShoah commemoration, nor should it have been, it was hard to walk away without being impressed with the students of the Margolin Hebrew Academy.  This year, the Federation used the event to culminate three community-wide student contests - for Holocaust related art, essays, and poetry – and our students could not have done any better.

In the Art contest, Racheli Tsuna shared 1st place with 2 students from Solomon Schechter and Brina Copper took 2nd place along with a boy from BSSS.  In the poetry contest it was a clean sweep: Alexa Wender took 1st, Jake Baum took 2nd, and Lavi Tsuna took 3rd.  We swept the essay contest too with Maddie Tavin taking first place, Jordana Wender taking 2nd, and Jonathan Tavin taking third.

Click here to see Alexa's award-winning poem and the evening's program listing all of our award winners.  Congratulations to all of the winners and a special thank you to Mrs. Fleischhaker and Mrs. Johnson for their help in encouraging our students to participate. 

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