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Cheney Middle School's Schwendiman second in Holocaust art contest


Larissa Schwendiman

Cheney eighth-grade student Larissa Schwendiman placed second in a regional Holocaust writing and art contest with this drawing of a fictional young girl "Sally" that represents the real-life dilemma of Anne Frank.

Like many people, eighth-grader Larissa Schwendiman is not one to talk openly about her feelings. Drawing is what she uses to communicate what she is thinking, and drawing also helps bring out another one of her talents — writing.

The Cheney Middle School student combined both of these elements for a class assignment that led to her placing second in the 7th/8th grade art division in the annual Holocaust Writing, Art & Digital Media Contest held by the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center in Seattle. Along with the drawing, in a style Schwendiman calls “animation” or ...

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