SOUTH FORSYTH — Angelique Edwards, who is set to graduate this week from Lambert High School, has been named a recipient of the 2015 Princeton Prize in Race Relations.
She and the other 26 honorees from across the nation were recognized at the recent Princeton Prize Symposium on Race held on the Princeton University campus.
The awards recognize young adults who demonstrate a commitment to “advancing the cause of positive race relations and who have worked to increase understanding and respect among all races,” according to Princeton.
Prizes are designated for students in ninth-12thgrades in 25 regions around the country, with each receiving cash awards up to $1,000.
Edwards, who will attend the honors program of the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech, created a student group called The Mix. The idea was that people show more compassion for those who are different when they learn to appreciate diversity.
The Mix produces videos, organizes school activities with guest speakers, runs service projects and social events and holds regular discussions about current social issues.
Recipients traveled to the college campus to participate in a two-day program that included group discussions, speeches and presentations from professors and diversity officers.