A Delbarton senior awarded the Princeton Prize in Race Relations recently returned from a symposium on the subject at the university. Shawn Ohazuruike was honored for his work moving the Delbarton Minority Mentors program to a new platform, Diversity Among Peers, which invites all students to participate.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Nour Abdelwahab remembered what it was like to move to the United States and adapt to a different land and culture, and that sparked the Hasbrouck Heights teenager’s desire to help recently arrived Syrian refugees in North Jersey.
Friday, Apr 29, 2016
Katie Klasing began her junior year at Mountain Brook High School with a mission: She wanted to reinstate the then-defunct Heritage Panel, an organization dedicated to social justice and working for change in schools.
Thursday, Apr 28, 2016
Each year Princeton University bestows on 26 high school students from all over America it's prestigious Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Never has a student from Newark received it. Shawn Ohazuruike entered the Delbarton School in Morristown with a predominately wealthy, white student population.
Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
Amanda Medendorp, 17, didn't intend to stoke dialogue on race when she founded the first peer tutoring program at Ogden International School. But she did. Grades rose at the school, too. And Princeton University noticed.
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
Lower Merion High School senior Blessing Osazuwa was recently awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment in the prestigious Philadelphia Princeton Prize in Race Relations competition for her dedicated efforts to confront and address the unique issues facing women of color.
Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
A local high school senior was honored Tuesday night for promoting peace and understanding in the community. Simone Gibson from Friends' Central School received the annual Princeton Prize in race relations.
Saturday, Apr 16, 2016
A local student is inspiring her school and community with her drive to improve race relations. Shaker Heights High School senior Amani Hill wanted to close the minority achievement gap. Hill co-founded an effort called "Bridging the Gap," which brought together students, faculty, and community members to find solutions.
Friday, Apr 15, 2016
Shawn Ohazuruike '16 has won the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, an award presented each year by Princeton University to qualified applicants in 26 regions nationally.
Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
A 17-year-old senior at University City High School received the inaugural Princeton Prize in Race Relations for the San Diego region. Pranaya Anshu received the award for her four years of leading a global education program at the San Diego Public Library, spending almost 200 Saturdays teaching children.