The Newton D. Baker School of the Arts won $15,000 in the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage’s annual Stop the Hate competition.
Newton D. Baker, which includes children in preschool through eighth grade, won a $10,000 anti-bias education grant for submitting the largest percentage of entries in the Youth Speak Out essay contest.
The school also won $5,000 for finishing first in the middle-school division of Youth Sing Out, which features original music. The work was titled “Issues Today.”
Kevin Gramajo, a senior at John Marshall High School, was a top 10 finalist in the 11th- and 12th-grade division of the essay contest.
Shavonne Jackson, from the School of One program, finished third among ninth-graders.
Among sixth-graders, Matthew Mullin-Gray of Campus International finished first, Madison Tatum of Campus International was second and Jayda Collins of Paul L. Dunbar was third.
The competition is open to sixth- through 12-graders from 12 Northeast Ohio counties.
To learn more about the competition and find complete 2016 results, click here.