Stand for Racial Justice High School Essay Contest
Tri-C asked Northeast Ohio teens to weigh in on a question society often struggles to answer: What is racism, and what should we do about it? Nearly 200 students answered.
Submissions were judged in two groups assigned by grade levels. One category for seniors and juniors, the other for sophomores and freshmen.
Winning essays received cash prizes along with a scholarship to Tri-C’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Scholars Academy. The six winning essays will also be posted on cleveland.com, with the first-place winners published in The Plain Dealer on Sunday, Jan. 17.
Read the Winning Essays
The contest is part of Tri-C’s Stand for Racial Justice, which seeks to advance racial equity and healing in the community.
The College’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center sponsored the contest in partnership with cleveland.com, The Plain Dealer, and Sun News.