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Waldorf Junior Wins Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement

Junior Sanaalee Troupe has won the Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement! She is one of only twenty students within a pool of over 1,000 applicants who have been selected as winners of this year’s award!

According to Yale RITM, “Yale Bassett Award winners demonstrate a record of creative leadership and public service, academic distinction, interdisciplinary problem solving, and experience addressing societal issues that might include, but need not be limited to, race and racism. Students with non-traditional leadership experiences or significant work experiences are also encouraged to apply.

Winners receive a book selected by the faculty of the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM), and they are invited to a gathering on Yale’s campus, hosted by the Center.”

“By establishing this award, the faculty of Yale’s Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration sought to honor emerging leaders who, like Ebenezer Bassett (1833-1908), distinguished themselves through a record of creative leadership and public service, academic distinction, interdisciplinary problem solving, and experience addressing societal issues.”

Sanaa was recommended for the award by High School History Teacher, Emmie Yaeger, who says, “Sanaa is an extraordinary student who has a deep commitment to addressing social justice and environmental concerns. She continued to show her excellent leadership skills and initiative during this challenging year. I am so excited for her to be recognized by this prestigious program for all the incredible work she has done.”

Sanaalee was also recently awarded the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Read more here.

A big congratulation to Sanaa for another extraordinary success!