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Students from nearly 150 high schools and middle schools from throughout Southern California, from other states and even from outside the U.S. will visit Chapman University and meet more than 60 local Holocaust survivors at the 14th Annual Holocaust Art and Writing Awards Ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, March 8, held in the university’s Memorial Hall.

The students – who come mainly from public, private and parochial schools throughout Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego counties, although this year there are also students from Wisconsin, Alabama, Pennsylvania and other states, as well as Santiago, Chile  – previously submitted essays, poems and artworks to the contest.  The contest was judged by a panel of Holocaust survivors, local businesspeople, professionals, organization leaders and Chapman faculty and students, and the award winners will be announced at the ceremony.   The national honorary judge for the contest is Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, author and Presidential Fellow at Chapman University.

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