Sacred Heart Greenwich is proud to announce that Jhonni D. ’23 has been recognized by the Princeton Prize in Race Relations for the work she’s done to strengthen equity and diversity at Sacred Heart Greenwich. Using research, media work, and dialogue, Jhonni has engaged classmates in productive conversations and developed others’ understanding of the challenges that exist for people of color. Kerry Bader, Director of Mission Integration, shared, “Jhonni reaches into the spaces that teens inhabit and provides avenues for them to express themselves. She sparks conversations, and importantly, she does this in a way that is inviting and accessible.”
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes high school students who advance racial equity and understanding in their schools and communities. The program is run by over 400 Princeton alumni volunteers, all dedicated to building an inclusive society and nurturing young changemakers to address issues of inequality.
This is the third time in five years that Sacred Heart Greenwich students have been recognized by the Princeton Prize. Mrs. Bader says, “In line with Goal III, Sacred Heart Greenwich is committed to eradicating structures and systems that contribute to racism. By amplifying our students’ voices, we create opportunities for them to be transformative agents of positive change.”