Brush High School student Tionna Cisco has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Stop the Hate® Youth Speak Out Essay Contest, distinguishing herself from more than 3,200 other essays submitted from a 12-county region in Northeast Ohio. All essays were independently and exclusively judged and anonymously scored by a combination of three readers and a panel of community judges. Being named a finalist essentially places Tionna in the top ten students of all the applicants, who are vying for a $40,000 scholarship. Next up for Tionna is to read her essay before another panel of judges, their peers and their families on April 26, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Milton & Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at Case Western Reserve University. Tionna’s solid performance on behalf of the South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools has also earned one free class field trip to the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. Congratulations Tionna! The SEL Schools wishes you all the best on the competition in April and congratulations on what you have achieved already thus far.