Kent Reporter | July 6, 2017 

Kent Mountain View Academy juniors Joey Simanek and Naomi Knipp received honors at the Holocaust Center for Humanity’s 2017 Writing, Art, & Film Contest.

Simanek was awarded second place in the high school art category for his powerful work that uses hand-cut copper images to symbolize different aspects of activism.

Knipp received an honorable mention in the same category for his work depicting a woman shouting past the red hand of misogyny in order to fight the injustices women face.

In addition, eighth-grader Samantha Alfonso of Meridian Middle School received an honorable mention in the middle school essay category of the contest. Samantha’s piece, “I’m Sorry,” is a stirring call to protest injustice.


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