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York County high-school students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in a Holocaust Remembrance Day essay contest with an entry deadline of Thursday, March 9.

The contest is sponsored by the York Yom HaShoah Committee, comprised of representatives of Jewish Family Services of York, Ohev Sholom Congregation, Temple Beth Israel and the York Jewish Community Center.

The entries should be between 500 and 750 words and focus on lessons learned from the stories of moral courage exhibited by Holocaust victims, survivors, rescuers and liberators.

Cash prizes for first- through third-place are $180, $118 and $72.

For a complete set of rules, call 843-2676 or email secretary@tbiyork.org.

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