New College Student Wins Scholarship for Essay Fighting Anti-Semitism

Adina Luft, a fourth-year student at New College of Florida, was presented with a $1,000 scholarship and certificate on Feb. 10 at the New College Foundation as a winner of the Tampa Bay Consular Correspondent Corps’ scholarship contest.
Vincent Genovese, the Consular Correspondent of Italy, presented Luft with the award. Also attending the event were Sandra Rifkin, co-chair of the Fighting Anti-Semitism Today task force of the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee; Jessi Sheslow, director of community relations for the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee; Donal O’Shea, president of New College; Stephen Miles, provost of New College; MaryAnne Young, executive director of the New College Foundation; and Sue Jacobson, member of the Board of Trustees of the New College Foundation.
Genovese launched the scholarship contest after attending the Fifth Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism, in Jerusalem in 2015. The contest, intended to inspire young people to combat anti-Semitism, asked for students to write an essay on the causes and effects of anti-Semitism.
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