KCHS Students Earn 1st Place in 26th Annual Holocaust Writing and Media Contest

May 2, 2019 | KCFS News

Gianna Lepore won 1st place for her Poetry submission and Carmen Surano won 1st place for his Media submission  in the “Do Not Stand Silent: Remembering Kristallnacht” Holocaust Commemoration contest,  sponsored by The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation.

Please enjoy Miss Lepore’s poem:


It is the many faced monster that dwells in the


Breathing down the necks of onlookers,

encouraging complacence.

It is the insidious force that holds the defenseless in

positions of strife,

Keeping those who would wish to speak out mute.

Fueled by fear of personal repercussions it lurks.

Whispering that a scene should not be made and

that ignorance is bliss.

However, a scene should always be made in

defense of what is right

And blissful ignorance is still ignorance.