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Student's sculpture tells viewers 'Don't Surrender' to bullying


John McCallum

Westwood Middle School eigth-grader Nathan Baldwin drew on some of his personal experiences while crafting the sculpture "Don't Surrender."

Nathan Baldwin always thought bullying was something kids did to other kids.

But the more he learned about Nazi Germany's efforts to exterminate people during the Holocaust, and the more he thought about it, the more he realized bullying is something that can affect adults too. Those thoughts helped him create "Don't Surrender," a sculpture the Westwood Middle School eighth-grader plans to enter in the Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust 2018 Arts and Creative Writing Contest.

The wire sculpture depicts two figures locked in combat with each other. One figure's head is the word "H...

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