for Northeast Ohio 6-12th Graders

You have the power to make a positive difference in the world.

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Essay Contest

Stop the Hate® Youth Speak Out celebrates students committed to creating a more accepting, inclusive society. By reflecting on real-life situations and detailing ways to make a positive difference in the world, this next generation of leaders can win big.

Stop the Hate®

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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    Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

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    The Helen F. Stolier and Louis Stolier Family Foundation