Daya Brown currently attends Westlake High School, where she serves as Student Body President, Co-President of the BETA Club, National Honors Society, 21st Century Leaders, and Chick-Fil-A Leader Member. She is the Founder of Elom & Co. Productions, a company based in Atlanta that aims to be a catalyst for emerging creators. Daya is a proud alumna of the Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project, where she and her partner advanced to the octa-finals after debating debaters from all over the world. She is an award-winning teen journalist for VOX ATL who focuses on racial injustices, politics, and articles about Black women. She is also a transformative spoken word artist, author, and film director. Daya Brown combines her love of filmmaking and spoken word to create one-of-a-kind spoken word videos. She was appointed co-director of Grind Universe Entertainment, where she supervises more than seven youth media teams in the production of entertainment shows for Georgia high school students. She's interned and shadowed at CNN Headquarters, Aspire TV, Gagnant Media, Damn Write Originals, and Brain Rain Solutions throughout her high school career. She made history by becoming the Southeastern Jurisdiction's youngest delegate to the Global Youth Conference. Her interest in politics has been demonstrated by her participation on a panel with Alicia Keys discussing the importance of voting with the New Georgia Project.
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.