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RRMS Eighth Graders Honored in Stop the Hate Youth Speak Out essay writing contest
3/15/2019, 9:38:42 AM

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Two Rocky River Middle School students were honored at the Stop the Hate Youth Speak Out Essay Writing Contest Awards ceremony that took place at the Cleveland Museum of Art of Thursday (March 14) evening.

Gianna Miller was named the first place winner in the eighth grade contest, while classmate Gigi Konrad earned third place.

In February, the duo was named two of the top-25 finalists in the contest, which included the top-10 juniors and seniors and the three finalists each in grades 6-10.

The annual contest gives students a platform to use their voices to speak out against hate and stand up for inclusion. The prestigious contest offers students the chance to earn individual scholarship money.

More than 2,500 students from 12 counties in Northeast Ohio shared their voices by speaking out through their essay writing this year.

Photo by Megan Rose, RRMS Principal