Above: Olivia P. '29 and Sarah L. '25 at the LA Public Library exhibit ribbon-cutting event (photo courtesy Adam Prince)

Two Westridge students were recently recognized in the Anne Frank Day "Your Story Matters" essay contest. Sarah L. ’25 won the grand prize and Micki M. ’28 received an honorable mention. The awards were announced May 16 at the opening of the Anne Frank—A History for Today exhibit at the Los Angeles Public Library’s Central Library location.

A third Westridge student, Olivia P. ’29, was on hand to help cut the ribbon for the exhibit as she played a central role in the day’s events: in 2022, with the support of the non-profit Anne Frank LA, Olivia approached LA Councilmember Paul Koretz about declaring an official day to honor Anne’s legacy. He agreed and May 12 was declared Anne Frank Day in Los Angeles last year – this year it expanded to Burbank!

Congrats to these students and read a Spyglass article on the essay content here.