Cain Day, of Denver, remembers when he learned about the Holocaust. He was eight. It wasn't from a teacher or from a book. It was at McDonald's. Years later, he wrote an essay about the experience. It just landed him the top prize in a national contest from the Holocaust Remembrance Project. It's a $7,500 scholarship. Day will be a freshman at the University of Denver next month. He reads part of his winning essay and talks more about why he wrote it.
Denver student wins essay contest on Holocaust
By Andrea Dukakis Aug 26, 2010