Ballard student wins humanitarian award
The American Jewish Committee (AJC) is recognizing an exceptional Ballard High School student for making significant contributions to intergroup relations at its annual Student Human Relations Program reception on May 10, 2012.
Over 20 Seattle area students will be recognized at the AJC reception, and awarded with either the Max Block Award or a Deborah Rosen Scholarship.
Ballard student Saba Hadush will be receiving a Max Block Award, which was established in 1959 to honor high school students who advanced the principal of justice and equality for all.
For the past two years, Hadush has been actively involved in numerous clubs and organizations at her school including the Black Student Union Club, and the teen suicide prevention club, Student Lives Always Matter. She is also involved in the Making Connections program at the University of Washington's Women's Center, which provides tutoring, SAT preparation, mentoring, college preparation and more.
“AJC Seattle is honored to recognize students who possess qualities that are seldom acknowledged in our youth: compassion, kindness, and respect for all people” stated Wendy Rosen, AJC Seattle Regional Director, in a press release.
The May 10th reception will also feature keynote speaker, Dr. Beverly Torok-Storb of the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She recently initiated a new year-round training program for capable and committed students from under-represented minorities.
Learn more about AJC at http://www.ajcseattle.org/