LaTayla is a student from Alcovy High School and the Newton College and Career Academy STEM Institute. After her older cousin was shot and killed, LaTayla met her mentor and harnessed her negative emotions toward positively impacting my community and my country. She has garnered such an impact through involvement in Jared's Heart of Success, Students Demand Action, and SAVE Promise Club. LaTayla continues thriving and supporting her community and school in all possible ways.
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.