Congratulations to Deerfield Beach High School senior Desiree Daniel for being selected regional winner of the 2017 Princeton Prize in Race Relations by the South Florida Princeton Alumni Council. As a regional winner, Desiree receives a cash prize of $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid weekend trip to a national symposium on race relations in America at Princeton University.
The symposium gives prize recipients the opportunity to meet like-minded students from across the country and to engage in meaningful discussions about race and race relations. Winners will present their project to Princeton University students, alumni and to fellow winners.
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes and rewards high school students who have had a significant positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities through their volunteer efforts. There are 27 regional committees across the country, each of which chooses one prizewinner each year.
Deerfield Beach High School Principal Jon Marlow and Deerfield Beach Mayor Bill Gantz, who also honored Desiree with a city of Deerfield Beach proclamation, recognized her with the award in a special ceremony.
Photo above (left to right): Deerfield Beach High School Principal Jon Marlow, Deerfield Beach High School senior Desiree Daniel and city of Deerfield Beach Mayor Bill Gantz.