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Waldman International Arts and Writing Competition

About the Waldmans

Diane and Hal Waldman started the Arts and Writing contest shortly after the Holocaust Center was started in Pittsburgh in the early 1980s. The contest was inspired by meeting many survivors in the Pittsburgh area. The plan came together after a mission trip to Israel with the first director of the Holocaust Center, Isaiah Kuperstein (z”|).

Through the years the contest greatly expanded to include essays, poetry and the visual arts. It also expanded geographically in to Israel. Over almost 40 years thousands of students have participated in the contest.

Waldman International 2022-2023

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Thank you to all the students, teachers, and schools who participated in the Waldman Competition in the
2022-2023 school year:
Avonworth High School – Molly Long
Quaker Valley Middle School – Brian Wolovich
Carlynton Junior/Senior High School – Rachel Foltz
Community Day School – Erin Lewis
Ryan Gloyer Middle School – Meagan Loewy and Ezekiel Stroupe
Shaler Area High School – Catlyn DiPasquale
Mt. Lebanon High School – Julianne Slogick
Springdale Junior/Senior High School – Sue Mellon

Grand Prize Winner

Tyler David Harpine
3D Art, Middle School

Category Winners

Stuart M Adams

Sophia Rau
Shaler Area
2D Art, High School

Bella Burrell
3D Art, High School

Evelyn Bertiaux
Quaker Valley
2D Art, Middle School

Piper Bozick
Mt. Lebanon
Poetry, High School

Abby Mihalacki
Ryan Gloyer MS
Poetry, Middle School

Check back for information about Waldman International 2023-2024!