ECS junior Haddy Betapudi was invited to attend Princeton University to receive the Princeton Prize and participate in a symposium on race relations. This high honor is in addition to the Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement she received earlier this spring. The press release for the Princeton Prize stated,
The awards recognize young people who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the cause of positive race relations and who have worked to increase understanding and respect among all races.
The winners participated in a two-day program that included group discussions, presentations and speeches, including a keynote address by Cornell William Brooks, president of the NAACP. The Princeton Prize carries cash awards up to $1,000 for students in grades 9-12 in 27 regions around the country.
Congratulations to Haddy on receiving this national recognition!