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Waldorf Students Win Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Sanaalee Troupe ’22
Zamiya Jean ’21

The Waldorf School of Garden City (WSGC) is proud to announce that junior Sanaalee Troupe and senior Zamiya Jean are recipients of the 2021 Princeton Prize in Race Relations Certificate of Accomplishment! According to the PPRR website, “recipients of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations have stood up to intolerance, worked toward advancing racial equity, and encouraged racial comity in their schools or communities.”

“Each of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations recipients receives an award of $1,000 and is invited to participate in a Symposium on Race, which will be held virtually this year in June 2021. During the symposium, recipients will have the opportunity to meet and learn from other Princeton Prize recipients from across the country and to speak with others engaged in racial justice work and scholarship. Prize recipients and Certificate of Accomplishment recipients are also recognized at ceremonies in their home regions by local Princeton alumni.” ~PPRR

Sanaalee and Zamiya founded the School’s first Black Student Union (BSU), recently organized a Black Professionals and Allyship forum, and have been leaders in the School in helping to educate students and faculty about a variety of social issues including race relations.

Sanaa is also the founder and executive director of Cleaner Oceans Institute, “a youth-led organization focused on resolving the environmental injustices within our world.” She was featured on the podcast She Chat where she discussed why we should care about our planet and the challenges of being a woman of color activist. She was also the Director of Programming at TeenHacks LI, a student-run organization that brings together students across the Northeast to do collaborative coding with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Zamiya is the social media intern for Cleaner Oceans Institute. She has also worked on several congressional and voter registration campaigns, and is a member of the Waldorf School Model UN, Chorus, and participates in the High School musicals.

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations Committee has been honoring the important work of students since 2008. A virtual Awards Ceremony will be hosted by the New York City Committee at the end of May.

The Waldorf School of Garden City is incredibly proud of Sanaalee and Zamiya and congratulates them on this major accomplishment!