High school students are invited to compete in The Norman Alexander Award for Excellence in Jewish Student Writing by submitting a 500-word essay on “Who Do You Think Should be in the Jewish-American Hall of Fame?” Subjects can be deceased or living, with accomplishments in any field.

The winner will receive $500, plus the Alexander Award Medal, and will have their essay published in The Jewish Week and on the websites of Fresh Ink for Teens and the Jewish-American Hall of Fame.

Essays not exceeding 500 words should be emailed by May 29. Consideration will be given to originality, creativity and writing style. The writer should indicate why their accomplishments are meaningful to them. All entries must include the name of the high school and the grade of the entrant. There is a limit of one entry per student.

This is an official activity of Jewish American Heritage Month (May). Past winning essays can be read here. For more information about the Jewish-American Hall of Fame, please click here.

This post has been contributed by a third party. The opinions, facts and any media content are presented solely by the author, and JewishBoston assumes no responsibility for them. Want to add your voice to the conversation? Publish your own post here.