2019 Essay Contest Winners & Finalists

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LEVEL I (grades 7, 8, 9)

  • Eliza Josephson*, Jackson Heights, NY | Townsend Harris High School | Flushing, NY

  • Chloe Mendel-Dwork, Scarsdale, NY | Edgemont Junior/Senior High School | Scarsdale, NY

  • Jacob Stein, Sarasota, FL | Pine View School for the Gifted | Osprey, FL

  • Julia Bossis, Kew Gardens, NY | Townsend Harris High School | Flushing, NY

  • Shaindel Karr, Waterbury, CT | Bais Yaakov of Waterbury | Waterbury, CT

  • Yehuda Zinberg, Teaneck, NY | Yavneh Academy | Paramus, NJ

    *Level 1 winner

LEVEL II (grades 10, 11, 12)

  • Chana Wingard*, Orono, ME | Orono High School | Orono, ME

  • Abby Savitt, Elizabeth, NJ | Bruriah | Elizabeth, NJ

  • Ansley Guntermann, Athens, GA | Cedar Shoals High School | Athens, GA

  • Maya Tobin, West Orange, NJ | West Orange High School | West Orange, NJ

  • Rachel Remer, Teaneck, NJ | Bruriah | Elizabeth, NJ

  • Sara Esther Leff, Brighton, MA | Bais Yaakov of Boston | Brighton, MA

    *Level 2 winner

Aaron Seligson and Glorie Isakower, co-chairs of the Morris J. & Betty Kaplun Foundation Inc. Essay Contest

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