On June 28, the law firm of Holland & Knight will present awards and scholarships to the 10 first-place winners of the firm’s 18th annual Holocaust Remembrance Project, a national essay contest for high school students designed to encourage and promote the study of the Holocaust and related episodes of injustice.
The 10 winning essays for 2012 were chosen from thousands of essays nationwide. Each first-place winner will receive a college scholarship of up to $10,000. Since the project began in 1995, students have received more than $1 million in scholarships and prizes.
One of Holland & Knight’s 2012 national first-place winners was Julia Bernstein, a 12th grade student from Sugar Land. Julia will spend one week meeting Holocaust and genocide survivors, visiting Holocaust memorials and museums and will attend the awards banquet on June 28 at the at the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston, MA.
Ten second-place and 10 third-place winners also receive cash prizes, medals and certificates. Select teachers have been invited to join the winning students on their week-long trip. Each teacher will receive $1,000 of educational materials on the Holocaust for their classroom.