Northport senior recognized for essay detailing ‘ugliness’ of communism

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Congratulations to Northport High School senior Luke Cacic, who recently won the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation student essay competition.  
Luke was the sole winner of the foundation’s high school scholarship, winning the grand prize of $2,000. He was also invited to attend the Victims of Communism Triumph of Liberty Conference and gala dinner on Nov. 8 at Union Station in Washington, D.C. 
To win the scholarship, Luke wrote a superior essay on the existence of the Berlin Wall and the ills of communism. His essay evaluated former President Ronald Reagan’s first impression of the Berlin Wall, in which he said, “It’s as ugly as the idea behind it.”
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization, authorized by a unanimous act of Congress in 1993, whose sole mission is to educate new generations about the ideology, history and legacy of communism. According to its website, “We tell the truth about communism because our vision is for a world free from the false hope of communism.”