Friends School Senior Cinneah El-Amin has been awarded this year’s Princeton Prize in Race Relations. The prize, including a $1,000 cash award and an invitation to the annual Princeton Prize Symposium on Race, is presented annually to U.S. high school students in 24 regional areas.
Princeton Prize winners must promote positive race relations in their schools or communities. In a letter to the Princeton Prize review board, Felicia Wilks, Friends School’s Director of Diversity, praised El-Amin’s role this year as the student body representative to the board of trustee’s diversity committee. “Many students would be intimidated to participate in a board committee where they are the only students in the room. Cinneah, however, listens carefully and contributes perspectives that are otherwise absent in the discussion,” she wrote.