Smithtown High School West Student; Hannah Rosenthal, takes home 2nd Place Win For Non-Fiction Essay
Congratulations are in order for Smithtown High School West Student Hannah Rosenthal, for winning second place in the non-fiction division of the International Writing for Peace essay contest. Rosenthal’s essay; Jews and the Black Death, was favored among the competition from young writers all over the world. Hannah Rosenthal’s winning essay will be featured in the 2016 issue of DoveTales, an International Journal of the Arts, in company with emerging and established artists, photographers, poets, journalists and credited contributors. Hannah Rosenthal and her mentor, Social Studies Teacher Christina Cone will receive a special certificate for this exemplary achievement.
The nonprofit organization, Writing for Peace was established in 2011 with a vision to cultivate empathy, to build a more peaceful world, through the power of the pen. The International writing contest is intended to inspire young writers to research creatively, refine journalistic style and discover paths to stimulate nonviolent conflict resolution in society. The contest asks students to explore different cultures, historical, environmental and economical distinctions to incite thought provoking awareness, bridging cultural differences.
DoveTales, an International Journal of the Arts, is available in both hard copy and online in e-book format via the Writing for Peace website.