Challenge Winners




into respect, kindness, Love.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 challenge! Learn more about the winners below.


Learning to Love

Students from Monte Vista High School in Danville, CA hosted a community speaking event to foster conversations about diversity in their school in an effort to prove how individuals can change their behavior to help combat hate.


Choosing Kindness Over Hate

Students from Jeannette Senior High School in Jeannette, PA created ‘Choose Kind,’ a student-led initiative that used fundraisers, the creation of an anti-hate mural, and community pledges to demonstrate that kindness is more powerful than hate.


Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Students from Renaissance Academy in Phoenixville, PA hosted workshops for teachers at their school to educate them about the different challenges students face on a daily basis related to sexuality, race, and religion as well as solutions for how to address these situations.

Challenge Resources

Explore resources for helpful info regarding how to register for next year’s challenge, how to conduct the Stronger Than Hate Challenge Activity with your students, and where to submit final entries.

Can You Be Stronger Than Hate?

Watch this short video to learn who's eligible to enter the challenge, why you should register your students, how the challenge can meet specific educational requirements, and more!

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Challenge Overview

Do you have what it takes to recognize hate in your school or community AND try to stop it? Download the challenge overview to learn more about this powerful opportunity for teachers and understand how the challenge aligns to national education standards.

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Challenge Rules and Judging

Students 13+ are eligible to participate in the challenge alone or in a team of 2-4 participants. Have a teacher or parent register for the challenge and download the full rules and judging rubric to make sure your challenge entry meets all criteria.

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Student and Educator Toolkit

You are not alone in being Stronger Than Hate! Download these tools crafted to support you throughout the process. As soon as you register, you will also receive email updates with deadlines and tips to help you make a difference in your community.

About The Partners

USC Shoah Foundation


USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education is dedicated to making audio-visual interviews with survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides, a compelling voice for education and action. The Institute's current collection of 55,000 eyewitness testimonies contained within its Visual History Archive preserves history as told by the people who lived it, and lived through it. Housed at the University of Southern California, within the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the Institute works with partners around the world to advance scholarship and research, to provide resources and online tools for educators, and to disseminate the testimonies for educational purposes. 

Discovery Education


As the global leader in curriculum-aligned digital content for primary and secondary classrooms worldwide, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional learning, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million teachers and over 50 million pupils, Discovery Education’s services are available in approximately half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries around the world. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc., Discovery Education partners with local authorities, academy trusts, schools and like-minded organisations to captivate pupils, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customised solutions that increase academic achievement.