Congratulations to the 2019 SKA Holocaust Journal editors Sara Blass, Rivka Kolodny, Leora Koenig, Avigael Sauber, Yael Shtern, Atara Sicklick, Chana Spirn and Liora Sturm – and art editors Aviva Klahr and Eliana Weiss – on winning a Gold Medal Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for “The Seeds, The Roots, The Legacy.” As Ninth Graders, the girls worked exceptionally hard to create this beautiful journal, which is composed of poems, stories, and artwork all created by the Freshman students. The journal, compiled for presentation on Yom HaShoah, has consistently been awarded for excellence.

Last year’s journal was deemed by the CSPA to be “a fine job. Students who contributed to it will be able to show their children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren.”

Yasher koach to the editors and the faculty advisor, Mrs. Sheila Leibtag, for producing this important work. Thanks also go to SKA faculty members Mrs. Rivie Blum, Mrs. Tzippy Calm, Mrs. Suzy Libin, Mrs. Shira Manne, Mrs. Arielle Parkoff, and Ms. Elissa Quinn for their assistance.