A Logan High School student wins a new essay contest related to studies surrounding the Holocaust and current events.
Annika Dome, a sophomore, won the contest sponsored by the Maureen and Robert Freedland Fund for Studies of the Shoah.
Dome won $250.
In part, Dome's essay said,
Adolf Hitler is now one of the most infamous historical figures due to his intense fury that, by instilling fear in the minds of his citizens, came at the cost of genocide and other such unjust actions. One of the most important lessons of the Holocaust is to be on guard against intolerance and demagoguery.
Honorable mention went to Lily Janezich and Isaiah Nelsen, also Logan High students.
The Maureen and Robert Freedland Fund is an endowment that's part of the La Crosse Community Foundation. Grants are then awarded by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation to help students understand more about the Shoah, the genocide against Jewish people and other groups by the Nazis during World War II.