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Georgia Senator Encourages Students to Enter Holocaust Contest
Georgia Senator Encourages Students to Enter Holocaust Contest

ROSWELL, GA -- Georgia Senator John Albers (R-Roswell) recently announced his desire for middle and high school students to enter the annual statewide Holocaust Art and Writing Contest.

Sponsored by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Education, the contest's theme is "What Are the Lessons of the Holocaust?" The program began in 1995; this is the first year that the contest will include a Music category.

"These contests are a great educational tool that inspires students to take the initiative to learn more about a critical time in our history," said Sen. Albers. "This program is a great example of the kind of creativity our schools need to truly engage students. I encourage every student to take advantage of this important opportunity to blend their artistic talents with a fundamental understanding of how the tragic events of the Holocaust have shaped our world."

The contests encourage students to learn the lessons of the Holocaust, and the nature and repercussions of unchecked hate and prejudice. Winning students will be presented with cash awards during the official State of Georgia Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust ceremony at the State Capitol Building in May.

The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust provides quality character education programs throughout the state. The Commission deals with hate speech, bullying and other issues concerning discrimination in today's society.

Guidelines for the contest can be found on the Commission's Web site or by calling 678-839-6281.

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