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JW, PHS Students Receive Unity Awards
Two John Witherspoon Middle School students and four PHS students were honored last week by Not in Our Town (NIOT) for their roles in promoting respect for diversity and advancing the cause of race relations.

Eighth graders Isaiah Sigler and Sumaiyya Stephens and high school seniors Halima-Rakiya Gikandi, Jemima Nelson, Handy Pierre, and Milosh Popovic accepted the Unity Award certificates at a reception at Princeton University’s Carl. A. Fields Center on May 6.

The students will also receive a gift at honors assemblies in their schools, scheduled for June 5 at PHS and June 11 at JW.

Not In Our Town, an interracial, interfaith social action group, aims to speak truth about “everyday racism” and other forms of prejudice and discrimination, says Wilma Solomon, NIOT president. In cooperation with the Princeton Public Library, NIOT presents a monthly discussion series, “Continuing Conversations on Race.” The organization, which consists of representatives from a dozen faith communities, also sponsors book readings, workshops, film series, panels, and anti-racism demonstrations.
(This notice, with photo, was printed in the Princeton Regional Schools Newsletter.