Prize Recipients

Meet our 2022 Prize recipients.

Click on their names to see detailed descriptions of their projects or view the 2022 Princeton Prize winning projects [PDF].

Sarah Adams
2022 - NEW YORK (ROCHESTER REGION)
While Sarah's focus is on racial equity in education, her activism has no boundaries.
Damilola Awofisayo
2022 - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Damilola started her own hackathon called TecHacks which has been recognized by a number of media including CheddarTV, Yahoo, Apple Newsroom and Fox.
Abram Barker
2022 - MISSOURI (ST. LOUIS REGION)

Abram is the producer of The Hive, their high school news program, and is co-president of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club at LHS.

Kaviya Chidambaram
2022 - COLORADO
Kaviya co-founded her school district's Diversify Our Narrative (DON) chapter.
Zahra Chowdhury
2022 - TENNESSEE (MEMPHIS REGION)
Zahra created and organized the Counselors not Cops (CNC) campaign in Memphis.
Maya Dummett
2022 - NEW JERSEY (NORTHERN NJ REGION)

Maya serves as the president of Melanin Minds, one of the leading student organizations pursuing racial justice in Morristown.

Soledad (Solie) Edison
2022 - KANSAS (KANSAS CITY REGION)
Soledad (Solie) serves as the council chair of the Student Equity Council and works for public advocacy for marginalized groups in the district.
Simone Maggie Gibson Thomas
2022 - PENNSYLVANIA (PITTSBURGH REGION)
Simone Maggie serves as senior class treasurer, Grier Int/Advanced Dance Company member and founder of Beyond the Bubble Club.
Hannah Guan
2022 - TEXAS (HOUSTON REGION)
Hannah put her concern for racial disparities in education into action when she founded San Antonio Math Include (SaMi, mathinclude.org).
Isabella Hanson
2022 - PENNSYLVANIA (PHILADELPHIA REGION)
Isabella launched a national poetry competition, "I Matter", on why Black Lives Matter.
Zoya Haq
2022 - TEXAS (DALLAS REGION)
Zoya co-founded HiStory Retold, a student-led project, to take a stand.
Aminieli James Hopson
2022 - CONNECTICUT
Aminieli founded E.O. Smith's Cultural Awareness Brigade (CAB).
Allison Hunter
2022 - GEORGIA
Alison is the president of the Young Mobilizers. She created and spearheaded the Protect the Homeless Atlanta Campaign.
Lina Jabr
2022 - ALABAMA
Lina serves as secretary of the Hoover chapter of Diversify Our Narrative and as an organizer for her local Student Diversity Council.
Millie Liao
2022 - CALIFORNIA (LOS ANGELES REGION)
Millie is the founder of the Youth Against Hate Coalition where she works to give youth platforms within traditionally "adults-only" spaces.
Brian Mhando
2022 - NEW YORK (NEW YORK CITY REGION)
Brian serves as the president of multiple groups including Regis' Black Student Union and Heritage Club.
Bernadette Nwokeji
2022 - FLORIDA (TAMPA REGION)
Bernadette drafted legislation that tackles the invasive and visible remnant of racial segregation: food deserts.
Emmanuella Osei
2022 - MARYLAND
Emmanuella is the founder and leader of Rise Up Mentorship, a program developed to support Black and Brown students as they tackle rigorous courses.
Zachary Patterson
2022 - CALIFORNIA (SAN DIEGO REGION)
Zachary is the first student to serve as a member of the San Diego Board of Education, representing over 100,000 students.
Kashyap Rajesh
2022 - ILLINOIS
Kashyap serves as the global chapter director at Encode Justice and is helping to make local communities safer.
Danielle Respler
2022 - FLORIDA (MIAMI REGION)
Danielle is the co-founder of the Indigenous Advocates Association (IAA).
Diamond Rhodes
2022 - OHIO
Diamond is the president of RACE (Respect All Cultures Equally), the first cultural representative and respective organization at Padua.
Jadyn Sheats
2022 - TENNESSEE (NASHVILLE REGION)
Jadyn serves as the president of the Black Student Union; co-president of Core; a student ambassador; and a class representative.
Ella Sherin
2022 - WASHINGTON STATE (SEATTLE REGION)
Ella founded and leads the Olympia Native Students Union (ONSU), and worked to open a Title IX program in the Olympia School District.
Vaishnavi Tummala
2022 - MICHIGAN
Vaish founded the Hope for Living Project and is a board member for the Neutral Zone.
Andrea (Anie) Udosen
2022 - AT LARGE REGION
Anie founded Fairfield for Change, an organization to advocate for diversity and inclusion within the Fairfield City School District.
Grace Xia
2022 - CALIFORNIA (SAN FRANCISCO REGION)
Grace founded Asian Uplift, a 501(c)(3) social justice organization empowering Asian communities through education, service and activism.
Andrew Yang
2022 - MASSACHUSETTS

Andrew is the president and founder of the Arlington High School Asian American Coalition (AHSAAC).

Kyler Zhou
2022 - NEW JERSEY (CENTRAL/SOUTHERN REGION)
Kyler is the founder and executive director of Hear Our Voices magazine.

Learn more about our past Prize recipients from 20212020 and 2019.