AND THE 2016 STOP THE HATE® WINNERS ARE: Maltz Museum Announces Winners of $100,000 in Student Scholarships, Awards and Anti-Bias Education Grants

 

Photo Credit: Anthony Gray

Emcee The City Club of Cleveland CEO Dan Molthroup, 2nd Runner-Up Vishnu Nistala, Grand Prize Winner Nupur Goel, 1st Runner-Up Christian Borkey, Maltz Museum Executive Director Ellen Rudolph, and Tamar and Milton Maltz

(CLEVELAND, OH)  “For each student sharing their story here tonight, there are countless others who have not yet found their voice to speak out,” Maltz Museum executive director Ellen Rudolph told a crowd of more than 500 at last night’s Stop the Hate® Awards. “I say this to underscore the importance of empowering students to influence each other in positive ways [because] the world could always use a few more everyday heroes.” Last night, the Museum celebrated the next generation of leaders, awarding $100,000 in scholarships and anti-bias education grants to Northeast Ohio students interested in breaking down the barriers of discrimination to effect positive change in their communities.  The winners of the Youth Sing Out and Youth Speak Out competitions are:

YOUTH SPEAK OUT GRAND SCHOLARSHIP WINNER (4-year $40,000 Scholarship)

  • Nupur Goel, 11th Grade, Gilmour Academy

YOUTH SPEAK OUT FIRST RUNNER-UP (4-year $15,000 Scholarship)

  • Christian Borkey, 12th Grade, Gilmour Academy

YOUTH SPEAK OUT SECOND RUNNER-UP (4-year $10,000 Scholarship)

  • Vishnu S. Nistala, 12th Grade, Mentor High School

YOUTH SPEAK OUT HONORABLE MENTIONS ($500 Cash Prize)

  • Elijah Bugg, 12th Grade, Oberlin High School
  • Alexia Faulkner, 12th Grade, Gilmour Academy
  • Ana Sofia Fehn, 12th Grade, Gilmour Academy
  • Kevin Gramajo, 12th Grade, John Marshall High School
  • Nya Hardaway, 12th Grade, Shaker Heights High School
  • Isabel Sands, 11th Grade, Orange High School
  • Alexandra Wainwright, 12th Grade, Firestone High School

YOUTH SPEAK OUT 6 – 10TH GRADE WINNERS ($300 Cash Price for 1st Place)              

                10th Grade

  • 1st Place: Kendra Kalish, Magnificat High School
  • 2nd Place: Ellie Gutierrez, Magnificat High School
  • 3rd Place: Madelyn Jett, Magnificat High School

              9th Grade

  • 1st Place: Ella Attell, Hawken School
  • 2nd Place: Shavonne Jackson, The School of One
  • 3rd Place: Eli Goldman, Beachwood High School

                8th Grade

  • 1st Place: Jacob Gibson, Rocky River Middle School
  • 2nd Place: Henry Pentecost, Roxboro Middle School
  • 3rd Place: Athena Grasso, Beachwood Middle School

                7th Grade

  • 1st Place: Lauren Paulus, Highland Middle School
  • 2nd Place: Shayna Preisler, Beachwood Middle School
  • 3rd Place: Yoav Pinhasi, Beachwood Middle School

                6th Grade           

  • 1st Place: Matthew Mullin-Gray, Campus International School
  • 2nd Place: Madison Tatum, Campus International School
  • 3rd Place: Jayda Collins, Paul L. Dunbar

YOUTH SPEAK OUT SCHOOL WITH THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF ESSAYS ($10,000 Anti-Bias Education Grant)

  • Newton D. Baker School of Arts

 YOUTH SPEAK OUT SCHOOL WITH A GRAND PRIZE WINNER ($10,000 Anti-Bias Education Grant)

  • Gilmour Academy

 YOUTH SING OUT WINNING SCHOOLS

  • 1st Place High School: “Can Anybody Hear Me?” Cleveland Heights High School  ($5,000)
  • 1st Place Middle School: “Issues Today” Newton D. Baker School of Arts ($5,000)
  • Runner-Up High School: “New Perspective” Midview High School

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The Maltz Museum’s STOP THE HATE® Youth Sing Out and Youth Speak Out are is generously supported by The Abington Foundation, The Bruening Foundation, Cleveland Clinic, Dealer Tire, Dominion Resources, Lubrizol Foundation. Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, The Nord Family Foundation and Nordson Corporation Foundation and Northeast Ohio Parent.