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Winners 2010

Essay Contest

The 2020 contest is now closed. To learn more about the annual scholarship contest, please contact program manager, Ben Becker at 216-593-057

2010 Winners listed below:
Please click on the names below to view a PDF document of each students’s winning essay 

Grand Scholarship Prize: $50,000 scholarship
Andrea Bestor
Junior, Avon Lake High

First Runner Up: $25,000 scholarship
Amnon Carmi
Junior, Beachwood High

Second Runner-Up: $15,000 scholarship
Diane Ryu
Junior, Shaker Heights High

7 Honorable Mentions – $1,000 cash prize
Conner DeWeerd
Senior, Brecksville/Broadview Heights High

Tamar Kodish
Senior, Shaker Heights High

Rachel Littler
Senior, Garrett A. Morgan School of Science

Melekte Melaku
Senior, Mayfield High

Brett Musick
Senior, Beachwood High

Jenn Novak
Junior, Brecksville/Broadview Heights High

Mario Pollard
Senior, Cleveland School of the Arts

Lower Grades-cash prizes

10th Grade
$300 First Prize: Laura Milstein
Brush High
$200 Second Prize: Hayleigh Sanders
Olmsted Falls High
$100 Third Prize: Clay McMullen
West Geauga High

9th Grade
$300 First Prize: Seth M. Kubaitis
Kenston High
$200 Second Prize: Tyler C. Gamble
Cleveland Heights High
$100 Third Prize: Tiairra Varner
Cleveland Heights High

8th Grade
$300 First Prize: Chidera I. Mgbudem
R. B. Chamberlin Middle
$200 Second Prize: Anna E. Stanton
Rocky River Middle
$100 Third Prize: Holly Krampitz
Rocky River Middle

7th Grade
$300 First Prize: Lilly Makee
West Geauga Middle
$200 Second Prize: Shawn Zubek
St. Mary Byzantine
$100 Third Prize: Beka Waterman
Hathaway Brown

6th Grade
$300 First Prize: Elizabeth Ye
Orchard Middle
$200 Second Prize: Blaise DeRoberts
Montessori at Holy Rosary School
$100 Third Prize: Gabrielle E. Goodman
North Royalton Middle

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