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Each year, we receive approximately two to three thousand submissions from students in 6 – 12th grade attending schools in 12 counties in Northeast Ohio. The essays are scored according to a matrix

Appreciation to the distinguished judges who read and scored
each written essay to select ten 2008-2009 Scholarship Finalists.

Khalid Bahhur
Commissioner, Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport

Rabbi Richard Block
Senior Rabbi, The Temple-Tifereth Israel

Sharon Broussard
Editorial Writer, The Plain Dealer

Danny Ferry
General Manager, Cleveland Cavaliers

Sanjiv Kapur
Partner, Jones Day

Barbara R. Snyder
President, Case Western Reserve University

The Honorable Louis Stokes
Former United States Congressman

Felton Thomas, Jr.
Director, Cleveland Public Library

Kim Wheeler
Anchor/Education Reporter, WKYC-TV 3

Margaret W. Wong
President/Managing Partner, Margaret Wong & Associates LLC

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