County students place in top 10 in essay contest

Three Lycoming County high school students earned honorable mention certificates in this year’s Days of Remembrance essay contest. Students from high schools throughout Lycoming, Union, Northumberland, Columbia and Snyder counties researched and wrote essays on the Holocaust.

Local students Katie Jones, Lily Saar and Chloe Springman’s essays placed in the top 10 out of 110 entries submitted.

Katie, a senior at Loyalsock Township High School, is the daughter of Kimberly Jones. Katie’s essay was titled “Anti-Semitism Throughout History.” Her history teacher, Justin Van Fleet, encouraged Katie to pursue this research project.

Lily, a senior at Montoursville Area High School, is the daughter of Nate and Amy Saar. Lily’s essay was titled “Anti-Semitism: Where it began and its Everlasting Impact.” Her history teacher, Richard DeLong, advised Lily with the project.

Chloe, a sophomore at Hughesville High School, is the daughter of Jason and Tammy Springman. Her essay was titled “Eugenics.” Her history teacher, Brian Machmer, sparked Chloe’s interest in the project.

In addition to their certificates, the three essay writers each received a $100.00 prize.


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