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Students’ Holocaust exhibit earns award
SAN BERNADINO
Wednesday, July 5, 2006

By PAUL LAROCCO
The Press-Enterprise

FONTANA – After lugging their 6-foot-high exhibit from competitions within the district, county, state and country this past year, members of A.B. Miller High School’s history club can finally rest. From a quite lofty perch.

Three Fontana students recently took second place out of 91 competitors in the annual National History Day contest, held at the University of Maryland. Their winning exhibit, “Sobibor: Taking a Stand Against Hitler’s Final Solution,” documents the only successful mass escape from a Nazi concentration camp.

To get to that point, classmates Diana Luna, Diana Herrera and Ivan Cisneros showed that they were among the cream of the roughly 70,000 students who participate in History Day activities on all levels, said their adviser, Sherry Hamilton, an A.B. Miller history teacher.

“It’s tough to make it this far,” Hamilton said.

Her students might agree.