$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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2016 Stop The Hate® Judges

Essay Contest


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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

See photos from the 2016 Awards Ceremony here.

2016 Youth Speak Out Judges
Kristen Baird-Adams
PNC

Dr. Susan Bichsel
Jewish Family Services Association

Dr. Michele Campbell
LeBron James Family Foundation

Tai-Chi Chan
Lubrizol

Juan Molina Crespo
Hispanic Alliance, Inc.

Diana Gueits
Cleveland Clinic

Eduardo Kim
Thompson Hine

Gregg Levine
Ratliff Taylor

David Malik
Attorney

Marilyn Sanders Mobley
Case Western Reserve University

Cynthia Norwood
The Arc of Greater Cleveland

Monyka Price
City of Cleveland

Cecilia Render
Nordson Corporation Foundation

Apoorva Vallampati
First Runner Up, 2015 Stop the Hate®: Youth Speak Out

2016 Youth Sing Out Judges

Sheffia Dooley
Playhouse Square

Clint Holley
Well Made Music

Jeff Niesel
Scene Magazine

Meredith Pangrace
Musician & Your Teen Magazine

Maura Rogers
Maura Rogers and the Bellows

Jason Weiner
Beck Center for the Arts

  • Presented By:

    Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

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    Dworken & Bernstein

    The Semi J. and Ruth Begun Foundation

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