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Stetson Students Win Big at Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition

Congratulations to Stetson Middle School for their impressive showing in the 2020 Mordechai Anielewicz Holocaust Creative Arts Competition. Seven students submitted winning entries in the 7-8 prose category and the 7-8-poetry category. This year marks the first year a Stetson student entered a submission into the poetry category; the fourth year in a row that a Stetson student placed first in the 7-8 prose category; and the third year in a row Stetson has swept the 7-8 prose category.

The winners are: 

Jacqueline Aleardi Annika Franson Jennifer Ely Anna Barrett Finnian Martino Naomi Johannesen Ava Laffey

1st Place, 7-8 Prose

2nd Place, 7-8 Prose

3rd Place, 7-8 Prose

Honorable Mention
7-8- Prose
Honorable Mention
7-8 Prose

1st Place, 7-8 Poetry

Honorable Mention,
7-8 Prose
Jacqueline Aleardi  Annika Franson  Jennifer Ely  Anna Barrett  Finn Martino  Naomi Johannesen  Ava Laffey

Please click on the student's picture to read their winning submission.

The winning students all received Barnes & Noble gift cards and certificates.

The Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Jewish Community Relations Council. The annual event encourages all Philadelphia-area middle school and high school students to learn about and reflect upon the history of the Holocaust. Students are invited to submit Holocaust themes and lessons through essays, poems, short works of fiction, two-and three-dimensional, as well as multimedia works of art, original songs, musical compositions, and dance. The contest is named in memory of the young leader who led the Jewish revolt against the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto.