Clara is a recent 2022 graduate from the Academy of Our Lady of Peace in Southern California. Clara comes from a loving and supportive Mexican-American family. She likes art, books, and running; she is part of her school's cross-country and track teams. Clara is also the president of her school's feminist club, Girl Up; she considers herself a very passionate feminist and advocates for the gender equality movement.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg, or "Notorious RBG" as she has been coined by Shana Knizhnik, was an American icon of epic proportions. As remembered by the American Bar Association, "It is undeniable that the late Justice Ginsburg transformed the legal profession, the Supreme Court, and the fabric of American society through her tireless advocacy for gender equity. She was a brilliant legal scholar who left a mark on American jurisprudence both in her role on the Court and as an advocate." NSHSS hopes to honor the blazing legacy of "Notorious RBG" by awarding ten (10) applicants with $1,000 each for their efforts to embody the spirit of RBG within their own communities.