for Northeast Ohio 6-12th Graders

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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.

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Appreciation to the distinguished judges who scored the semi-finalist written essays to select the 2013 finalists.

Phyllis Seven Harris
Executive Director, LGBT CommunityCenter of Greater Cleveland

Evan Ishida
Sr. Manager, Performance and Learning Consulting, Eaton Corporation

Dan Moulthrop
Curator of Conversation, The Civic Commons

Judge Dan Aaron Polster
Federal Judge, United States District Court of the Northern Ohio District

Monyka S. Price
Chief of Education, Office of Mayor Frank G. Jackson

President, Strategic Urban Solutions

Andrew Samtoy
Founder, Cash Mobs
Associate, Dworken and Bernstein

Debra Adams Simmons
Editor, The Plain Dealer

Matt Soble
Grand Prize Winner, Stop the Hate Essay Contest 2009

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