Sydney Brown is a Summa Cum Laude and Top 10% c/o 2022 graduate of Prestonwood Christian Academy. Her high school activities include NBMBAA Leaders of Tomorrow, Future Problem Solvers, NSBE, and varsity basketball and track, where she was a 2022 State finalist. Sydney serves her community by volunteering as a Youth Ambassador at the North Texas Food Bank, through her membership in Jack & Jill of America, Inc., and as Youth Leader at One Community Church. After earning acceptances at several distinguished universities, Sydney is currently a freshman at Vanderbilt University studying Computer Science and African American Studies.
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.