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OHS Student Named "Stop The Hate" Scholarship Finalist


Orange High School junior Isabel Sands has been recently named a 2016 Stop The Hate®: Youth Speak Out Grand Prize Scholarship Finalist. She will be recognized along with the other finalists and winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Cleveland Museum Of Art Gartner Auditorium, 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Oh. The public is invited to celebrate this next generation of leaders and to hear the top ten (10) juniors and seniors read their essays for the audience and a panel of community judges as they vie for the $40,000 grand prize scholarship.

More than 2,300 6-12th graders from 12 northeast Ohio counties shared their thoughts on breaking down barriers to create more inclusive world as part of the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage’s annual Stop the Hate®: Youth Speak Essay Contest. The essays tackle tough topics such as gender bias, race relations, LGBTQ discrimination and bullying. Although students confront the pain indifference and intolerance can cause, they also overwhelmingly share a belief that education, empathy and their own actions can make a positive difference in the world.

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