Isabella Horton says that her favorite part of writing is to challenge the reader to see something they might not have before and to maybe change their perspective.
“A well-crafted essay, book, speech or poem can change a person’s life, and it can change history,” said Horton via email.
’ was happening again in Rwanda.” He spoke of news stories making the past relevant: “A story has legs...
the anniversary of D-Day differs from year to year.
I sought the answers in Holocaust literature as I heard the echo of their silence.
As third generation, we are walking through a forest of uprooted lives, and serve as guardians of their memory.”François Picard, anchorman of France 24 television, recalled when he first met Shimon Samuels “during a Nazi collaborationist’s trial that unveiled personal and collective crimes, while at the same time, the ‘Never Again!
Among the 500 entries in the junior division of the Elie Wiesel Writing and Visual Arts Competition, Andreya Aitchison, left, was awarded third place and her KMS classmate Isabella Horton, won first.
— Photo courtesy Kyrene Middle School Kyrene Middle School students in the Gifted and Talented Program are keeping history alive with their award-winning writing.
The Holocaust is certainly a somber subject for any writer to tackle; but, two 14-year-old KMS students accepted the challenge and submitted their entries into a national contest.
Named for the Holocaust survivor and late author, “The Elie Wiesel Writing and Visual Arts Competition,” focused this year on keeping the history of the Holocaust relevant.