Holocaust March of Remembrance Houston Announces Scholarship Winners

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Holocaust March of Remembrance Houston announces the recipients of the 2015 Leizer and Rose Horowitz Scholarships. Scholarships totaling $7,500 are given annually to students participating in the March of Remembrance in the greater Houston area, including Galveston and Brenham.

It's not just reading a story in a book, it's understanding the reality of what happened.

Each year, the Leizer and Rose Horowitz March of Remembrance Scholarships are awarded to students of all ages enrolled in high school, college, vocational or continuing education programs who participate in a March in the greater Houston area, including Galveston and Brenham, and help to educate a generation that is many times unaware of the reality of the horrors of the Holocaust.

Winners are selected based on their completion of a set of criteria that furthers education and understanding of the heart issues related to the Holocaust. “Participants hear the first-hand experiences of those who lived through the horrors”, said Chris Ege, March of Remembrance National Committee. “It’s not just reading a story in a book, it’s understanding the reality of what happened.”

In recognizing the leadership and commitment of these students to do their part to stop current, and prevent future atrocities, the March of Remembrance Houston awarded $7,500 in scholarships this year, along with two stipends.

The 2015 Leizer and Rose Horowitz Holocaust March of Remembrance Scholarship winners are:

Liv Campbell – Kingwood High School, Kingwood, TX
Shawn Farrell – Home Run Ministries, Kingwood, TX
Rostislav Fridhaim – University of Houston, Houston, TX
Alexis Hornsby – Texas A&M University at Galveston, Galveston, TX
Anastasia Kravchenko – Cy-Ranch High School, Cypress, TX
Anastasiya Kopteva – University of Houston, Houston, TX
Destinee Richardson – Lone Star College, Kingwood, TX
Faith Winkles – Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

The 2015 Bob Horowitz March of Remembrance Stipend recipients are:

Jacob Gaskamp – Brenham High School, Brenham, TX
Joseph Mesta – Lone Star College, Kingwood, TX

Applications for the 2016 Leizer and Rose Horowitz March of Remembrance Scholarship are due by January 25, 2016. Students of any age enrolled in high school, college, vocational or continuing education programs may submit an application online at http://www.MarchOfRemembranceHouston.org/scholarship.

About March of Remembrance Houston

The March of Remembrance is a walk taken annually in April or May throughout the United States on Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah). The purpose of the March is to take the lessons of the Holocaust to break the silence of fear, pain, and shame caused by prejudice and indifference as demonstrated by anti-Semitism throughout history. The Marches in the greater Houston area for 2016 will be held in Galveston on Saturday, April 16th; in Bellaire on Sunday, May 1st; and in Kingwood, Brenham and Baytown on Saturday, May 7th. For more information, visit the website at http://www.MarchOfRemembranceHouston.org.

Media Contact:
Belinda Hughes, Education Chair
832-930-1088
info(dot)marchofremembrancehouston(at)gmail.com

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