White Rose Student Essay Contest Finalists

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The 2015-2016 White Rose Student Essay Contest winners have been announced. You can see a full list and read the winning essays below.

Propaganda

Propaganda is the utilization of a message to sway opinion – be that in the form of advertising a product or selling a political message. In 21st century America, the word propaganda carries a connotation that makes us uneasy. We equate it with manipulation for negative purposes. Much of this perspective is born out of the propaganda from World War I and World War II.

During the Nazi period, propaganda was used for a variety of purposes ranging from electioneering to preparing the highly integrated German society to view their own neighbors as inferior beings worthy of exclusion and, eventually, annihilation.

This year’s contest asked students to research the goals and methods of Nazi anti-Jewish propaganda and to explore the experiences of one Jewish survivor affected by these circumstances.

8th-9th Grade Division Winners

1st Place
Grace Davis – Lincoln College Preparatory Academy

Sponsoring Teacher: Darryl Henderson

 

2nd Place
Madelaine Magee – Aubry Bend Middle School
Sponsoring Teacher: Carrie McClain

 

3rd Place
Ashley Schuler – Aubry Bend Middle School
Sponsoring Teacher: Carrie McClain

10th-12th Grade Division Winners

1st Place
Jordan Hoffman – Lee’s Summit High School

Sponsoring Teacher: Christopher Bobal

 

2nd Place
Andie Arnone – Lone Jack High School
Sponsoring Teachers: Bailey Appleton & Angela Gottesburen

 

3rd Place
Tanner McManus – Lone Jack High School
Sponsoring Teachers: Bailey Appleton & Angela Gottesburen

8th - 9th Grade Finalists

Grace Davis – Lincoln College Preparatory Academy
Sponsoring Teacher: Darryl Henderson

Celeste Hammond – Lansing High School
Sponsoring Teacher: Maeve Bolin

Madelaine Magee – Aubry Bend Middle School
Sponsoring Teacher: Carrie McClain

Morgan Polowniak – Aubry Bend Middle School
Sponsoring Teacher: Jennifer Lehr

Isabella Schoonover – Lincoln College Preparatory Academy
Sponsoring Teacher: Darryl Henderson

Ashley Schuler – Aubry Bend Middle School
Sponsoring Teacher: Carrie McClain

Riley Sutherland – Liberty North High School
Sponsoring Teacher: Kimberly Brownlee

Shruthi Venkatachalam – Harmony Middle School
Sponsoring Teacher: Hidie Henry

Victoria Ward – Aubry Bend Middle School
Sponsoring Teacher: Carrie McClain

Alyssa Wiegers – Lansing High School
Sponsoring Teacher: Maeve Bolin

10th - 12th Grade Finalists

Andie Arnone – Lone Jack High School
Sponsoring Teachers: Bailey Appleton & Angie Gottesburen

Kara Brown – Lone Jack High School
Sponsoring Teachers: Bailey Appleton & Angie Gottesburen

Emily Franciskato – Lee’s Summit High School
Sponsoring Teacher: Christopher Bobal

Jordan Hoffman – Lee’s Summit High School
Sponsoring Teacher: Christopher Bobal

Daniel Holsten – Lone Jack High School
Sponsoring Teachers: Bailey Appleton & Angie Gottesburen

Savannah Lyons – Lone Jack High School
Sponsoring Teachers: Bailey Appleton & Angie Gottesburen

Tanner McManus – Lone Jack High School
Sponsoring Teachers: Bailey Appleton & Angie Gottesburen

Maggie O’Connor – Lee’s Summit West High School
Sponsoring Teacher: Rhonda Ireland

Dawson Putthoff – Lone Jack High School
Sponsoring Teachers: Bailey Appleton & Angie Gottesburen

Megan Searles – Lee’s Summit High School
Sponsoring Teacher: Christopher Bobal

Sponsors

Members of the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education’s White Rose Chai Society (as of April 22, 2016):

Ann and Kenny Baum
Herb and Bonnie Buchbinder
Larry and Donna Gould Cohen
Katherine DeBruce
Ed and Sandi Fried
Mike and Karen Herman
Bill and Regina Kort
Allen and Debra Parmet
Morton and Estelle Sosland
Patricia Werthan Uhlmann
David and Ellice Vittor

Additional generous support is provided by MCHE’s White Rose Society Patrons and Benefactors.

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