Kennedy Hoyt is a multifaceted, passionate change-maker. She attended Glenda Dawson High School. She graduated with a 3.7 GPA and multiple awards. She was on the track and field team for all four years, president of the African American Culture Club, and a Girl Scout, in which she obtained the highest award, the Gold Award. She was featured in the fall 2023 Golden Link magazine, which discussed her project. Currently, she attends Spelman College and is an involved and accomplished freshman.
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.