New Tech students honor Yom Hashoah - April 16, 2018

Record Number: 17075

New Tech Academy at Wayne High School is working with the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne as the students learn about the Holocaust and Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Martin Goldsmith, a Sirius XM classical music radio host and author, will visit with New Tech students from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday. He will share stories of his family’s experiences during the Holocaust. His parents were Jewish musicians living in Nazi Germany. Goldsmith is also the guest speaker at the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne’s Yom Hashoah commemoration ceremony at 7 p.m. Monday at the Rifkin Campus, 5200 Old Mill Road. At the evening event, New Tech students will introduce Mayor Tom Henry and light ceremonial candles. Student artwork will also be on display.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.