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Three Beaumont School Students Named Finalists for 2021 Stop the Hate Contest

Posted on May 12, 2021 in Press Releases

Three Beaumont School Students Named Finalists for 2021 Stop the Hate Contest
Three Beaumont School Students Named Finalists for 2021 Stop the Hate Contest
Three Beaumont School Students Named Finalists for 2021 Stop the Hate Contest

Beaumont School is proud to announce three of its students who competed as finalists in the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage’s 13th Annual Stop the Hate Youth Speak Out & Youth Sing Out Contest, committed to creating a more accepting, inclusive society by standing up and speaking out against bias and bigotry.

This year, 1,500 individual students from across Northeast Ohio entered essays into the Youth Speak Out contest. Through a rigorous judging process that includes over 400 volunteer readers in Ohio and beyond, 20 finalists have been named. Finalists are divided into two categories: 6th – 10th grade and 11th & 12th grade.

In the Top 10 11th& 12thgraders competing for the grand prize were Beaumont’s Madaleine Carter, Junior; Lillian Irizarry, Junior; and Khadija Top, Senior. The students were awarded $1,000 cash prizes and Beaumont was awarded $500 for each student.

Read each of the student’s essays and hear their videos:

Madaleine Carter, Junior: “Differences aren’t obstacles”

Lillian Irizarry, Junior: “I want society to be more accommodating for people with mental illnesses”

Khadija Top, Senior: “You’re pretty articulate for a black person”

Watch each student's videos here.