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Marine View, Vista View Students Win Chapman's Holocaust Art Division


Congratulations to two talented young women and artists from the Ocean View School District! These middle school students received 1st and 2nd place in this year's Middle School Art Division of the 19th Annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest, hosted by Chapman University and The 1939 Society. 

Marine View Middle School student Amy Arenas, 8th grade, won 1st place for her piece, "Believe," and Vista View Middle School student Nicole Nguyen, 8th grade, won 2nd place for her piece, "A Streetlight of Hope." OVSD Superintendent Carol Hansen, principals, teachers, and family were all in attendance at last week's awards ceremony and reception, held at Chapman University. 

Photo: Amy displays her first place artwork with Marine View teachers, Darlena Hoffman and Tracy Souders; and Nicole is photographed with Vista View teacher Jill Parsons. 

All of four of our middle schools (12 students total), including Mesa View and Spring View, participated in the contest and all four categories: Prose, Poetry, Art, and Film. There were over 80 middle schools represented from around the country, and a few international entries. We applaud all of our participants.

Our Board of Trustees will recognize these talented OVSD students at the March 20th Board Meeting.

Shown below: (left) Amy Arenas, 8th grade, 1st place piece, "Believe," and (right) Vista View Middle School student Nicole Nguyen, 8th grade, 2nd place piece, "A Streetlight of Hope."