Kayla Elder is a senior at Woodward Academy - where she serves as a Peer Leader, a member of the National Honors Society, and a leader on the Honor Council/Discipline Board. She has been Student Government Secretary for two years and is a writer for the school newsletter. Kayla is a mentor for young children with Horizons Atlanta, a mentor for young ladies with Dollhouse Mentorship Club, and a volunteer with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Kayla Elder serves as a City of Atlanta Creative and Civic Youth Ambassador for the Mayor’s Office, where she plans youth events and organizes opportunities for youth around the city. She loves writing, painting, and inspiring others. Kayla works hard to maintain high honors and achieve her goals. She plans to continue making a difference within her community and to have a career in helping others.
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.