2019 – MARYLAND
Ana Mosisa is a junior at Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City. Ana has engaged in various race relations activities throughout her community. She is the founder and president of her school's African Affairs Club, which is dedicated to celebrating and sharing African cultures. Through this club, Ana has created many projects, including a school supplies drive, which collected over 300 school supplies to donate to African immigrant families in the Baltimore area through the International Rescue Committee. She is the secretary of the Delta Scholars program at her school, a Howard County high school honors society encouraging academic excellence and community involvement, presented through Delta Sigma Theta sorority. The greatest gift Ana received from this group was sisterhood and a community of black girls, uplifting and supporting one another. Ana also created a podcast with the help of her African Affairs Club and Delta Scholars members, titled "At Home in The Diaspora: Identity, Connection, and Blackness," which explores the various experiences of black students across the African Diaspora through interviews. As junior class president in the Student Government Association, she has promoted embracing diversity and appreciating a multiplicity of cultures. She has also encouraged Mount Hebron students to volunteer at the English Kids to Kids & Bridging Cultures Program (EK2K&BC), a summer education program teaching English classes to immigrant and refugee children in the Baltimore/Columbia area, for which she has been a volunteer and is currently director. Representation and appreciation of minorities is Ana's greatest passion.