Madison Hening graduated from Durango High School in Colorado in the spring of 2022. Currently, she attends the University of Puget Sound as a first-year student. During her studies, Madison plans to pursue a double major in music and neuroscience with a bioethics emphasis. After undergraduate school, she plans to attend medical school. In addition to science and medicine, one of her greatest passions is music. In the future, Madison hopes to continue playing and sharing music. Madison looks forward to inspiring many young women to pursue what they are passionate about now and into the future.
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.