Ninth graders, under the direction of their English teacher, Mrs. Caroline Shenker, entered numerous contests and "captured the gold." Leora Niderberg was chosen as one of six finalists in the nationwide 14th Annual Kaplun Essay Contest. The topic of this highly competitive contest was "Jewish Values Help Make Me A Better Person." Leora, who will be in Israel with her family next year, won $750 and now goes on to the next level in the competition.
Deadline is in early March
The Kaplun Essay Contest is broken up into two levels. Level 1 is for 7th through 9th graders, they get one essay. Level 2 - Is for 10th through 12th graders, they get another essay.
Kaplun Essay Contest - Requirements & Details
Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Essay Contest: Awards of up to $1800. Open to students grades 7th thru 12th; Foundation seeks to encourage young people to treasure Jewish heritage, reflect on Jewish values, and better understand Jewish contribution to civilization and culture. Student does not have to be Jewish. Apply online at:
Congratulations to Ayelet Kalfus and Bina Aaronson (8th grade), finalists in this year's Morris J. & Betty Kaplun Foundation Essay Contest!