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Nova Southeastern University to Host Second Annual Statewide Contest with the Holocaust Learning and Education Fund, Inc.

Florida middle and high school students will submit their insights on lessons garnered from Holocaust survivors



IMG_6350 (002)IIIFORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. –Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is pleased to announce it will be partnering with the Holocaust Learning and Education Fund, Inc. for the second annual Holocaust Reflection Contest, a statewide initiative focusing on Holocaust education. Participating middle and high school students are being asked to submit their original essays, poems, visual art pieces, and short films reflecting what they’ve learned from studying the testimonials of Holocaust survivors and how those lessons apply to their own lives.

NSU’s faculty and distinguished community leaders will judge the students’ entries. Six winning students (three from middle schools and three from high schools), as well as their respective teachers and one parent per student, will be awarded an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and participate in meetings with national and international dignitaries. Contest entries will be accepted December 1, 2015–January 22, 2016.

“By allowing children to learn about the Holocaust and share their knowledge through their creative writing and artistic expression, we’re ensuring the lessons from the past don’t fade into memory. NSU is honored to be part of this endeavor,” said Ralph Rogers, Ph.D., NSU Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The contest rules and resources are available on the contest website ( and the foundation’s website (


About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution with more than 24,000 students, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the  largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit for more information.


About the Holocaust Learning and Education Fund: The Holocaust Learning and Education Fund, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation formed by Craig and Barbara Weiner in 2013 for the express purpose of broadening Holocaust education amongst America’s students. It is the ultimate goal of the founders of this program to see this form of education expanded through many other states in order to teach America’s students how intolerance of others can lead to the destruction of our social fabric, while patience and understanding of others will always result in a safer and better world for all to live in.

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October 22, 2015

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