High School Civil Liberties Award Recipient Announced

For Immediate Release (Calgary, 22 September 2008)

The Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation (UCCLF) is pleased to announce Antin Stowell of Winnipeg, Manitoba as the recipient of this year’s inaugural High School Civil Liberties Award.

This award was to be given to a high school student who submitted the highest-quality research essay based on a Holodomor theme, an initiative undertaken in recognition of the 75th anniversary of Ukraine’s Famine Genocide.

Antin’s essay was among numerous submissions which were adjudicated by the award selection committee, which included Professor Ludmilla Voitkovska. It is deemed to have been superior in research, organization and presentation.

The UCCLF would like to congratulate Antin and all the students who submitted an essay. Each participant in this writing competition will be awarded a copy of Into Auschwitz For Ukraine by Stefan Petelycky for their efforts.

The UCCLF would also like to take the opportunity to remind high school and post-secondary students of the Civil Liberties Opinion-Editorial Award. Valued at $1000.00, this award is to be given to a student whose Holodomor-based opinion editorial appears in a major Canadian newspaper on or prior to the 1 October 2008 deadline.

Read Antin’s Essay (.pdf)

For more information, please contact UCCLF at their email address: info@UCCLF.ca