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Country Day Students Honored for Remarkable Community Service Efforts

Country Day Students Honored for Remarkable Community Service Efforts

The American Jewish Committee of Cincinnati recently recognized three exceptional students from Cincinnati Country Day School for their remarkable community service efforts – Will Griffin `23, Katie Wang `24, and Marley Handler `24.

The Simon Lazarus Jr. Human Relations Awards are prestigious accolades that acknowledge the valuable contributions of high school juniors and seniors who strive to promote human relations and reduce prejudice, hate, and intolerance. For 58 years, AJC has recognized with pride those deserving students from the Cincinnati area public, private, and parochial high schools whose daily lives, activities, and behavior exemplify a deep concern for others and desire to foster a positive impact in their school or community.

Will and Marley were both named finalists in their respective classes, while Katie was named the award winner for the entire junior class.

At Cincinnati Country Day School, the pursuit of developing ethical and moral leaders among its student body is deeply ingrained in our philosophy. Laura Gunn, director of service learning, expressed her admiration and congratulations to Will, Marley, and Katie, saying, "It is fantastic to have 30 percent of the finalists for the AJC Simon Lazarus Jr. Human Relations Award hail from Cincinnati Country Day School. These three students have displayed remarkable leadership and creativity by identifying community needs and finding solutions. They are making a significant difference in the world around them with their compassion and dedication. I am excited to see what they will achieve next!"

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) recognizes students who have demonstrated leadership and outstanding commitment to tackling social issues that have tangible impacts on their communities. The selection process for the award is highly competitive, with five seniors and five juniors chosen as finalists. One winner is selected from each grade level.