AUGUSTA – The Holocaust Human Rights Center of Maine is accepting nominations for the Outstanding Student of the Year Award. Awards will be given in the art and writing categories for grades kindergarten to four and five to 12.

For grades kindergarten through four the award recognizes a student who has written an extraordinarily effective piece of literature, fiction or nonfiction, or who has created an unusually expressive piece of visual art relating to diversity, learning from many cultures, creating communities and confronting prejudice.

For grades five through 12 it recognizes a student who has written an outstanding piece of literature, fiction or nonfiction, or who has created an unusually expressive piece of visual or performance art relating to the Holocaust and/or issues of human rights.

The Lawrence Alan Spiegel Remembrance Fund sponsors the awards.

All entries must be received by May 3. Late entries will not be accepted. Award recipients will be notified by May 17. Awards will be presented Sunday, May 23, at the annual meeting of the center.

For information about nominations and other procedures, contact volunteer coordinator Liz Dailey, Camden Hills Regional High School, 25 Keelson Drive, Rockport, ME 04856; 236-7800, ext. 324, or 236-4641 after 5 p.m.; e-mail: [email protected] Nomination forms may also be downloaded from the Web site at www.hhrc.org.


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