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Princeton Prize in Race Relations honors high school students for promoting racial equity

June 16, 2020 9:25 a.m.

This year, 29 high school students from around the United States received the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. The program recognizes students who, through their volunteer activities, have undertaken significant efforts to advance racial equity and understanding in their schools or communities.

The Princeton Prize carries cash awards of  $1,000 for students in grades 9-12 in 29 regions around the country. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, programming for the awardees was held over video conferencing, rather than on the Princeton campus at the typically scheduled two-day symposium.

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations is run by more than 400 Princeton alumni volunteers. Since its founding in 2003, it has awarded more than 300 prizes to high school students for their work in standing up to intolerance and encouraging connection and community.

The 2020 winners and their schools are listed below. See Prize Recipients to read about their projects.

• Alabama

Sarah Arafat

Bob Jones High School

• At-Large

Alexandra Drakeford

Pine Lake Preparatory

• Atlanta

Manav Shah

Wheeler High School

• Baltimore

Katrina Marinelli

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

• Boston

Jason Alexander Nunez

Pingree School

• Chicago

Samira Rivera

Instituto Justice and Leadership Academy

• Cleveland

Elizabeth Metz

• Connecticut

Mariam Khan

Hamden High School

• Dallas

Maria Lopez

Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School

• Denver

Tajanae Palmer

East High School

• Detroit

Aniyah Stokes

Farmington High School

• Houston

Sherrod Anthony Session

Alief Taylor High School

• Kansas City

Kyla Warman

Kearney High School

• Los Angeles

Sasha Benson

Notre Dame Academy High School

• Memphis

Keiara Baker

St. Georges Independent School

• Miami

Aisha Chebbi

Coral Reef Seniior High School

• Nashville

Alora Young

Hillsboro High School

• New Jersey – Central and South

Calvin Bell III

Moorestown Friends School

• New Jersey North

Darlene Folas

West Orange High School

• New York City

Leanne Nunes

Pelham Lab High School

• Philadelphia

Savannah Shepherd

Sanford School

• Pittsburgh

Nicholas Anglin

Central Catholic High School

• Rochester

Chantel McCrea

East Rochester High School

• San Diego

Camille Chang

Pacific Ridge School

• San Francisco

Krishay Mukhija

The Harker School

• Seattle

Amira Tripp Folsom

La Salle Catholic College Preparatory

• St. Louis

Farheen Khan

Parkway Central High

• Tampa

Brandon Griggs

Robert E. Lee High School

• Washington, D.C.

Srihari Ravi

Albert Einstein High School