Ava Gomes has a GPA of 3.61, over 30+ College Dual Enrollment credits and participate in many extra curricular programs as a Student Ambassador. She is a National Beta Club Member and belongs to The National Society of High School Scholars. She loves her family and friends, but most importantly, the young woman advocate she has become. She is defeating Cerebellar Ataxia. Her favorite activities and talents are sketching, reading, writing fiction works, taking taekwondo, and going to the movies. So forth, she has experienced a very fulfilling life. She has traveled to 38 different countries and even hosted an Autism Awareness event with President Barack Obama.
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.