Tenth-grader Elizabeth Brummer of Eastside Catholic School was awarded first place in the high school art category of the Holocaust Center for Humanity’s 2017 Writing, Art, & Film Contest.
Elizabeth’s piece, entitled “Breakthrough,” is a powerful work, depicting someone “breaking through” the smothering of their identity. She will be honored in a community reception on July 16, taking place at the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity and will receive a monetary prize. Her work will be displayed at the Holocaust Center, at events, and in publications throughout the year.
This year 913 students entered the Center’s Writing, Art, and Film Contest, including 184 entries in the high school art category alone.
“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.” – Ilana Cone Kennedy, Director of Education at the Holocaust Center