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Teen poet honored for Holocaust work

By COURTNEY BACALSO
The Orange County Register

‘Ending Vision’ by First place High School Artist Edwin Villa of Laguna Hills High SchooL

Other winners are

Middle School Poetry
Sonia Ricci, eighth grader, St. Anne School, Laguna Nigel

Middle School Essay
Tito Joe Thomas, eighth grader, Brea Junior High

Middle School Art
Laura Mai Beck, St. Cecila School, Tustin

High School Essay
Ella Fishman, sophomore, Woodbridge High School, Irvine

High School Art
Edwin Villa, Laguna Hills High School

ORANGE — When Mater Dei High School junior Natalie Beisner read her first-place entry in the seventh annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest, little did she know that the subject of her poem was sitting in the audience at Chapman University today.