Warwick Valley High School and Middle School students in grades 7-12 are encouraged to participate in the third annual “Stop Hate Orange County” Essay Contest, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County, The Newburgh Ministry, Inc. and the Orange County Human Rights Commission.
The purpose of the contest is to promote tolerance and understanding through education.
The 2017 contest focuses on the issue of refugees, by comparing the plight of Syrian refugees with that of Jews just before the Holocaust of World War II.
The essay is open to all students in grades 7-12.
WVCSD students may work on their essay with a participating teacher in their school, or independently.
For complete contest rules and guidelines, go to: https://jewishorangeny.org/jewish-life/engaging-our-youth/2017-stop-hate-essay-contest.
A completed entry form, along with the student’s essay, must be mailed no later than March 1, 2017.
Prizes will be awarded at the Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day observance in April 2017 in two categories:
Grades 7-9 – $200 award
Grades 10-12 – $300 award
In addition to the prizes offered, the winning essays will be published on the Human Rights Commission’s and the Jewish Federation’s websites.
For questions, please contact your school Principal.