Community Remembrance Project Announces Scholarship Winners

The Palm Beach County Community Remembrance Project Coalition, in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative, recently announced the winners of the 2023 EJI Racial Justice Essay Contest.

Students were asked to examine the history of a topic of racial injustice and to discuss its legacy today. The submitted essays explained students’ chosen topic using a specific historical event or events, explored how the injustice persists and imagined solutions for a future free from racial injustice. Students were encouraged to reflect on how the topic impacts their own lives and communities.

The 2023 EJI Essay Contest recipients are: Jade Shaw of Suncoast High School, Nedjie Aurelien of Atlantic High School, Tyson Elliott of Wellington High School, Samantha Pierre of South Tech Academy, Jazmin Matney of Santaluces High School and Dafany Miranda-Zepeda of Inlet Grove High School.

An awards ceremony was held June 29 at the Palm Beach County Main Library, where recipients received formal recognition of the scholarships in the presence of family, EJI representative and PBC Community Remembrance Project coalition members.