A Muslim student at a public high school in Shoreline, Washington, has been lauded by Princeton for anti-discrimination work.
“Mo [Mawahib Ismail] is a natural leader, activist and a young visionary who is willing to ask the hard questions while also bringing people into the conversation with compassion,” Shorecrest Principal Lisa Gonzalez, told Shoreline Schools.
For the past two years, Ismail has served as president of the Shorecrest Black Student Union (BSU), where she helps lead and coordinate a variety of events and activities, including the incredibly powerful and moving annual Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly.
She has also helped support and guide the monthly Shorecrest Race and Equity Forums. The forums offer students the opportunity to engage in open and honest discussions of a variety of important topics.
It’s important for us to be able to talk about the issues that go on, but it’s also really important to act on them.”
Another Muslim students at Lindbergh High School, St. Louis, Missouri, has also received the prestigious Princeton Prize in Race Relations.