$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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Judges

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

Photos from the 2017 Awards Ceremony coming soon.

2017 Youth Speak Out Judges
Antoinette M. Baker
MSM, PNC

Tai-Chi Chan
Lubrizol

Nupur Goel
2016 Stop the Hate® Youth Speak Out Grand Prize Winner

Diana Gueits
Cleveland Clinic

Eduardo Kim
Thompson Hine

George Koussa
Margaret W. Wong & Associates

Gregg Levine
Ratliff Taylor

Monyka Price
City of Cleveland

Cecilia Render
Nordson Corporation Foundation

2017 Youth Sing Out Judges

Sheffia Dooley Randall
Playhouse Square

Clint Holley
Well Made Music

Jeff Niesel
Scene Magazine

Tina Farmer
Voices of Imani

Lisa Vinciquerra
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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