$100,000 ESSAY CONTEST

for Northeast Ohio 6-12th Graders

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

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Essay Contest


Thank you for your interest in Stop the Hate
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 scored 26 semi-finalist written essays to select the 2011 finalists.

Andrea Bestor
Grand Prize “Stop the Hate” Scholarship Winner 2010

Avery Friedman
Civil Rights Attorney and CNN Analyst

Ramez Islambouli
Adjunct Professor, Department of Religious Studies/Islamic Law, CASE

Eric Lutzo
President, PLEXUS: The Chamber of Commerce for the LGBT Community

Marilyn Sanders Mobley
Vice President, Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, CASE

Stephen J. Ong
Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Ruth Ramos
First Vice President, Young Latino Network

Debra Adams Simmons
Editor, The Plain Dealer

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