Congratulations to junior Shelby Carter who was recognized for her work in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and named a certificate winner of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Established as an awards program to recognize high school students for outstanding work in their schools or communities to advance racial equity in order to promote respect and understanding among all people, the Princeton Prize in Race Relations was initially launched in the Washington, D.C. and Boston metropolitan areas and is now offered in 28 regions. Since its inception in 2003, this year’s Princeton Prize was the most competitive and saw the highest number of applications.
“Shelby is so deserving of this honor,” states Head of Upper School Dr. David Flocco. “She has led the student body boldly towards being more racially conscious and has been a fierce proponent of the equity that we strive for at MKA. Her efforts are about to go regional with the inception of the North Jersey Independent School Black Student Union, a coalition of the Black communities at numerous Northern New Jersey Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs) that will aim to promote unity, foster communication, and provide a safe space for black students in northern NJ. Her impact will soon exceed the MKA walls.” We could not be more proud of Shelby’s well-deserved recognition for the work she has done!