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Winners 2014

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

  • Click on the student’s name to read their essay.
  • Read the entire collection of 2014 winning essays here
  • See video of the winning moment here.

GRAND SCHOLARSHIP WINNER (four-year $40,000 scholarship)
Justin Bachman, Solon High School – 11th grade watch the video

FIRST RUNNER-UP (four year $15,000 scholarship)
Anja Block, Shaker Heights High School – 12th grade 

SECOND RUNNER-UP (four year $10,000 scholarship)
Chane’l Collins, Glenville High School – 12th grade watch the video

HONORABLE MENTIONS ($500 cash prize)
Janessa Brickman, Holy Name High School – 12th grade
Randall Gregory, Beaumont School – 12th grade
Jessica Hartig, Solon High School – 11th grade
Madison Jackson, Solon High School – 11th grade
Anjali Mansinghani, Walsh Jesuit High School – 12th grade
Brandon McGhee, Charles F. Brush High School – 12th grade
Andrew Poll Shaker Heights High School – 12th grade

6 – 10th grade 1st Place Winners ($300 cash prize)
6th Grade
1st Place: Carly Conrad, Copley-Fairlawn Middle School
2nd Place: Rebecca Oet,  Orchard Middle School
3rd Place: Jill Klika, Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts

7th Grade
1st Place: Jeffrey Morgan, Academy of Saint Bartholomew
2nd Place: Benjamin King, Paul L. Dunbar Elementary School
3rd Place: Nolan Weaver, Rocky River Middle School

8th Grade
1st Place: Thomas Schill, Rocky River Middle School
2nd Place: Carter Hyde, Eastern Heights Middle School
3rd Place: Jordan Major, Roxboro Middle School

9th Grade
1st Place: Gregory Davidson, Solon High School
2nd Place: Justin Fitzgerald, Cleveland Heights High School
3rd Place: Regina McWillaims, Our Lady of the Elms High School

10th Grade
1st Place: Erin King, Magnificat High School
2nd Place: Taylor Jones, Cleveland Heights High School
3rd Place: Madeleine Shutt, Cleveland Heights High School

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