The Princeton Prize in Race Relations was founded in 2003 by Princeton alumnus Henry Von Kohorn ’66 as an awards program to recognize high school students for outstanding work in their schools or communities to advance the cause of race relations. Nashville awarded its first Prize in 2007. The Prize was offered this year in 23 cities. Project entries are judged by local Princeton prize committees, which consist of alumni. First-place winners receive a cash award of up to $1,000 as well as a trip to the Princeton University campus for the Princeton Prize Symposium on Race in the spring. Other honorees receive Certificates of Accomplishment.
A senior at Donelson Christian Academy, Tony Hanna received a Certificate of Accomplishment for his work at NICE providing tutoring for citizenship class students. Tony has taken a leadership role within NICE as the coordinator and recruiter for all of the volunteers from DCA. Not only does he tutor a significant number of refugees himself, he is responsible for bringing in many more volunteers from DCA, training them, and coordinating their schedules and transportation to and from the NICE location. Tony will be attending Rhodes College next year and possibly double majoring in History and International Students. He intends to go to law school after he graduates. As for his continued involvement in race relations, he expects to study citizenship law, among other areas. He hopes this will provide him with more insight into the workings of the naturalization process, as well as give him an opportunity to extensively help those in need.