10 Boardman students win Holocaust essay/poetry contest

 Ten Boardman High School students were honored at the Mahoning County Courthouse for their winning essays and poems as part of the 22nd Annual Holocaust Writing Contest sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council.

The topic for this year’s contest was “1945: Stories of Liberation.”

The following students won awards for their poetry: Jacob Smotzer, first place underclassmen; John Anzevino, honorable mention; Sydney Boggs, honorable mention; Richard Sammartino, honorable mention; Emma Hamilton, first place upperclassment; Mark Slavens, honorable mention; Kristen Fernberg, honorable mention; Catalina Currier, honorable mention.

In addition, essay winners were as follows: Richard Sammartino, first place underclassmen; Linh Hoang, honorable mention; Katie Platt, first place upperclassmen. The winners are Honors English students of Mrs. Crilley, Mrs. Basista, and Mrs. Nord.

Pictured, top row: (from left to right) Richard Sammartino, Kristen Fernberg; second row: (from left to right) Linh Hoang, Katie Platt; bottom row: (from left to right) Mark Slavens, Jacob Smotzer, Emma Hamilton. Not pictured: Catalina Currier, Sydney Boggs, John Anzevino. Image courtesy of Boardman High School.

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