$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


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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

2018 Youth Speak Out Judges
Antoinette M. Baker
MSM, PNC

Tai-Chi Chan
Lubrizol

Jessica Cohen
Jewish Federation of Cleveland

James Gutierrez, MD, FACP
Cleveland Clinic

Eduardo Kim
Thompson Hine

George Koussa
Margaret W. Wong & Associates

Monyka Price
City of Cleveland

Cecilia Render
Nordson Corporation Foundation

Phyllis Harris
LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland

Cynthia Norwood
The ARC Greater Cleveland

2018 Youth Sing Out Judges

Leilani Barrett
Professional Actor

Clint Holley
Well Made Music

Kathryn Metz, Ph.D.
Oberlin College

Jeff Niesel
Scene Magazine

Sheffia Dooley Randall
Playhouse Square

  • Presented By:

    Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

  • Generously Supported by

    Presenting Sponsor
    Dworken & Bernstein

    The Semi J. and Ruth Begun Foundation

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