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Students participate in Days of Remembrance

During the Days of Remembrance essay contest, there were 70 submissions for the 2019 contest including student submissions 41 from Shikellamy, 18 from Line Mountain, three from Mount Carmel, two from Montoursville, one from Danville and one home-schooled student.

Students wrote essays about 20th-century history that showcased the appreciation of the courage, sacrifices and contributions of America’s veterans.

Regional winners and honorable mentions include:

First place, $500 award — “The Greta Impasse of the Red Cross,” Jessie Morgan, 12th grade, Line Mountain High School.

Honorable mentions, $100 each — “Churches’ response to the Holocaust” Madison Reeves, 12th grade, Montoursville High School; “The White Rose,” Lauren Baylor, ninth grade, Shikellamy High School; “The White Rose, a group that was not only anti-nazi but also anti-violence” Lynsie Troutman, ninth grade, Shikellamy High School; “The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust,” Delaney Klinger, 12th grade, Line Mountain High School; “Youth Aliyah in the Holocaust” Joshua Masser, 12th grade, Line Mountain High School.

The 2020 Days of Remembrance contest is open to all high school students in Lycoming, Union, Northumberland, Columbia, Montour and Snyder counties in public, private, cyber and home schools.

As part of the submission and application forms, student participants and a parent permission signature is needed to allow their son’s or daughter’s name and entry to be used in press releases.

For more information on the 2020 Days of Remembrance essay contest, visit www.daysofremembrance.org.

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