WV Holocaust Remembrance Writing Contest Winners

By K.Donathan, for Andrea Williams, October 28, 2014 10:32 AM

Students participated in the West Virginia Holocaust Writing Contest in response to the Holocaust Education Committee's community offering to students in Kanawha County Schools.

The contest provided enriching academic opportunities meant to broaden the student's understanding of social injustices through writings about the events leading up to, during, and in the aftermath of the Holocaust.

The contest prizes were offered through an awards ceremony Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at the Culture Center in honor of Miss Helen Lodge.

Mr. O'Connell, GWHS Holocaust teacher donated $450.00 for the prizes and the money is divided by the following categories in a first place prize and an honorable mention prize: Fiction, informational, and poetry and song. Both Ms. Hoblitzell and Ms. Williams' classes participated as they taught common core units around the anchor texts, The Book Thief and Night.

Judges for the contest were Mrs. Debra Sullivan-former principal of Charleston Catholic, Rev. Jim Lewis former pastor of the Episcopalian Church of Charleston, and Mrs. Millie Snyder former owner of Weight Watchers and Jewish Community Member.

The winners that won cash prizes donated to the contest by Mr. Brian O'Connell and his Holocaust funds are:

Congratulations to:

Zoya Khan $100.00 1st Place Fiction, Liberte (Ms. Hoblitzell)
Emma Hamilton $50.00 Honorable Mention Fiction, Finding Our Way (Ms. Hoblitzell)
Savannah Westfall $100.00 1st Place Informational, Life in a Ghetto (Ms. Williams)
David Wingett $50.00 Honorable Mention Informational, Simon Wiesenthal (Ms. Williams)
Nicholas Dowling $100.00 1st Place Poetry and Song, Change Me (Ms.Williams)
Lucas Bria $50.00 Honorable Mention Poetry and Song, Trying to Forget (Ms. Williams)

School Newspaper Now Available

By K. Donathan for A. Fisher, October 17, 2014 7:13 AM

The fall issue of the George Washington Post is now available! Mrs. Fisher and the newspaper class have been working hard to bring you information such as sports news, club news, and tips for freshmen, articles about Robin Williams, Ebola, the Ice Bucket Challenge and much more. There are also some interesting online and texting polls.

Check it out and let us know what you think!


Information About Enterovirus

By K. Donathan, October 15, 2014 9:13 AM

The Bureau of Public Health Commissioner and State Health Officer, Dr. Letitia Tierney has joined with the West Virginia Department of Education to provide important information regarding Enterovirus D68 to parents.

All are encouraged to read the letter which can be found at


Important - Safety Concern

By Mr. Aulenbacher, Principal, October 9, 2014 11:00 AM

Beginning Tuesday, October 14, 2014 ALL parents who pick up their child must use the CENTER parking lot lane.

KCS buses will be pulling into the parking lot and loading students in the lane closest to the school.

Students will no longer be picked up on Tennis Club Road or in the back lot of the school.
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