M-W sophomore Tyler Jacklitsch wins Stop Hate Essay Contest

on April 16, 2018
Tyler Jacklitsch's class celebrates his award winning essay

Tyler’s class helps him celebrate his essay writing award!

Congratulations to MonroLogo for Stop Hate Now Essay Contest - Orange Countye-Woodbury High School sophomore Tyler Jacklitsch, the winner of the 4th annual Stop Hate Essay Contest, sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County and The Mid Hudson Social Studies Council.

On Wednesday, April 11, teachers and teens from districts throughout Orange County attended the 2018 Stop Hate Symposium. The Symposium provided educators and students with an opportunity to investigate the issues of hate, bigotry and intolerance and the role we all can play in standing up to injustice in our community and the world at large.

During this event, Jacklitsch read his award-winning essay, which explores the idea of ethical decision making. His essay was the sole winner from more than 120 student-submitted entries. Congratulations!

M-W High School teacher Megan Rivelli and her student sophomore Tyler Jacklitsch show his award winning essay.

M-W HS teacher Megan Rivelli and her award winning student Tyler Jacklitsch.

The goal of the Stop Hate Symposium for Teachers and Teens is to bring teachers and their students together to equip them with strategies that can help them wrestle with current events and difficult issues through the lens of history. Using the lessons learned from pivotal moments in world history such as the Holocaust, or the American civil rights movement, teachers can work closely with students to examine complex themes like identity, discrimination, and belonging.