Avon Lake Students Finalists in Essay Contest

Two local students earned scholarship money in the Maltz Museum Stop the Hate Essay Contest.

Two Learwood Middle School students are among the three finalists in the “Stop the Hate” contest. 

Learwood students Noah Rish and Lexee Dalgleish, both in 7th grade, landed among the top three finalists for their essays to stop hatred, as part of the 5th annual Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage Stop the Hate: Youth Speak Out! contest.

GRAND SCHOLARSHIP WINNER ($50,000 Scholarship)

Annie Robinson, Aurora High School – 11th grade

SECOND PLACE ($25,000 Scholarship)

Kelly Knaser, Wickliffe High School – 12th grade

THIRD PLACE ($15,000 Scholarship)

Robert Edwards, Max Hayes High School, Cleveland – 12th grade




  • 1st Prize ($300) Benjamin Yoder, Copley-Fairlawn Middle School
  • 2nd Prize ($200) Owen Gaudio, St. Barnabas Elementary School, Northfield
  • 3rd Prize ($100) Gabriella Nassif, St. Barnabas Elementary School, Northfield

 7th GRADE

  • 1st Prize ($300) Noah Rish, Learwood Middle School, Avon Lake
  • 2nd Prize ($200) Kate Klika, Miller-South Visual and Performing Arts School, Akron
  • 3rd Prize ($100) Lexee Dalgleish, Learwood Middle School, Avon Lake

 8th GRADE

  • 1st Prize ($300) Soli Collins, Roxboro Middle School, Cleveland Heights
  • 2nd Prize ($200) Kim Taylor, Rocky River Middle School
  • 3rd Prize ($100) Laura DeVito, Rocky River Middle School

 9th GRADE

10th GRADE


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