Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission Awareness - Education - Inspiration

Student Essay Contest

Over the 2016-2017 school year, the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) held a special, one-time essay contest for Texas students in grades 3-8.  The contest was meant to commemorate the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's traveling exhibit, State of Deception, which was on view at the Bullock Texas State History Museum from September 2016 to January 2017.  State of Deception looks at how the Nazis used propaganda as a tool, and students were asked to describe how they respond to propaganda in their everyday lives.  The Bullock Museum accompanied this exhibit with one of their own, On the Texas Homefront.

The THGC is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017 Student Essay Contest:

Junior Group

"New Friends" by Kinslee
Godley Elementary
Godley, Texas

"No Way" by Ayla
Akiba Academy
Dallas, Texas

"Don't Talk to Her" by Raissa
Brandenburg Elementary
Irving, Texas

Senior Group

"To Stop the Spread of Misinformation" by Xuechen
West Ridge Middle School
Austin, Texas

"The Problem of Propaganda" by Allison
Spring Creek ISD
Skellytown, Texas

"Red Delicious" by Zoe
Liberty Hill Junior High
Liberty Hill, Texas

Congratulations to the above students!  The THGC also wants to thank all the students who entered for their hard work, which made this contest a true success.