Shoshana Somer and Molly Brakha have been selected as "Top Finalists" in B'nai Brith International's 2011 Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge. TheDiverse Minds Writing Challengecompetition asked public and private high school students in Memphis and New York City to write and illustrate a children's book that discusses the topics of tolerance and diversity. The contest winner in each city will receive a $5,000 college scholarship and publication of his or her book. Second place in each city will receive a $2000 scholarship and third place receives $1000. In addition, the teacher of the winning students (in our case, the phenomenal Mrs. Abby Johnson) receives a grant of $500 for the purchase of classroom materials and the school receives $500 as well.
Shoshana and Molly will be attending an Award Presentation Event later this year in which the winners will be announces and presented with their prizes. We wish them both the best of luck!!