South Carolina Council on the Holocaust

“The work that the SC Council on the Holocaust does is so important for our students in South Carolina. Having a chance to discuss and reflect on the past gives students the tools to be better citizens for our future.”

--Molly Spearman, State Superintendent of Education

The South Carolina Council on the Holocaust Essay Contest 2019

The South Carolina Council on the Holocaust is pleased to offer an essay contest for grades 5-8 and grades 9-11 that honors the memory of those who perished during the Holocaust.

The contest is open to all students in the state of South Carolina.

Students must submit a 750- to 1,500-word essay with a Works Cited page in MLA format addressing the following topic:

What can be learned from the Holocaust in regards to the treatment of other people?

Student essays are due postmarked by March 29, 2019 or emailed by midnight. The essays will be reviewed by committee, with announcement of the award being made at the student's awards night.

This contest is a one-time award of $500 to one student in grades 5-8 and one student in grades 9-11.

For more information and the application [click here].

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