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 in Godley

"No Way" by Ayla in Dallas

"Don't Talk to Her" by Raissa in Irving

Senior Group

"To Stop the Spread of Misinformation" by Xuechen in Austin

"The Problem of Propaganda" by Allison in Skellytown

"Red Delicious" by Zoe in Liberty Hill

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.