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SDHS students recognized by Holocaust Center
By Christine Parrish

SEARSPORT (June 3): Two Searsport District High School sophomores were recognized by the Holocaust Human Rights Center of Maine for their creative works depicting the Holocaust.

Alyson LaPoint, 16, won the 2006 Outstanding Student of the Year Award for her poem, Those Shadowed Days, and sophomore Nandrea Zito, 16, received honorable mention for a drawing that depicts Nazi concentration camp prisoners being selected or rejected for the gas chambers by Dr. Josef Mengele.

LaPoint won $50, and both girls were presented a certificate and a single rose. The HHRC of Maine was formed in 1984 by Holocaust survivors and activists. According to its website, its mission is “to educate about the Holocaust, to advocate for human rights and dignity and to celebrate diversity. Its goal is to teach lessons which can be learned from the Holocaust about what can happen when basic human rights are destroyed.”