The butterfly project hosts a night to remember

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The Butterfly Project is an organization that helps integrate genocide awareness into the freshmen English class curriculum through a competition known as the Genocide Artwork and Writing Contest. This year’s first place and honorable mention winners were recognized at the annual Remembrance Ceremony Tuesday, May 17 in the EEC. 

In addition to the award ceremony segment, students and family members viewed the new mural and showcase displaying the various winning pieces, participated in activities, experienced live, award winning-performances and heard from a special guest. 

Ceramics Guild members, created the ceramic butterflies. First place winners of the Genocide Artwork and Writing Contest met in the ceramics room after school May 5 to glaze their butterflies. (Photos/Nithisha Makesh)
Attendees of the event serve themselves cookies and salads, all sponsored by the Flashback Diner Davie. (Photo/Nithisha Makesh)
Sophomore Emma Kolb paints a dreidel on senior Gabe Miyar using her stage makeup kit. (Photo/Nithisha Makesh)
Freshmen Yoon Jin (Jenna) Kim and Ana Clara Fonseca Galvao create bracelets courtesy of the Current Events club. (Photo/Nithisha Makesh)

Matthew Payan, Clara Hilsman, Jonathan Vargas, Kayra Dayi, Songqi Jiang, Wyatt Versfelt, Sora Teramoto, Drew Bank, Isha Patel, Nathan Rothbard and Jack Ryan, Kaitlyn Dunne and Kangana Modi. (Photo/Nithisha Makesh)
The Butterfly Project Board members present the Honorable Mention Awards: Zoe Horwitz, Alecsa Cooper, Ana Clara Fonseca Galvao, Sofie Horowitz, Daniella Bieber, Calvin Mathew, Sai Kodukula, Hayley Schachter, Lila Cohen, Nicole Mesa, Junsouh Hong, Santiago Agualimpia, Yang Zhao, Cristina Escardo and Hailey Chambers. (Photo/Nithisha Makesh) 
Drew Bank introduces his winning piece titled “The Unique” where he interviewed Bulgarian Jew Asher Ben-Basat. (Photos/Nithisha Makesh)
Sora Teramoto presents a video of her dance piece regarding her Asian-American identity. (Photo/Nithisha Makesh)
Mathew Payan reads his short story titled “Nunca Olvides (Never Forget),” a true story featuring pictures taken through his grandfather’s life, a Holocaust survivor, who made a special apperance at the event. (Photos/Nithisha Makesh)

Junior Nithisha Makesh returns for her second year on the Patriot Post staff. Besides studying and writing articles, she enjoys reading books under the fantasy genre, crocheting and painting. At school she is involved in many activities such as Moot Court, Key Club, The Butterfly Project, GirlUp, NEHS and many more.