The Spirit of Anne Frank Awards
 

The Amy and Anthony Polak
2004 Outstanding Citizen Award

JENNIFER TRINER, a student at St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin, has worked to address issues of prejudice and racism in a variety of ways. Ms. Triner organized a celebration of Asian cultures, a college-wide reception for new students of color, and a weeklong series of pow-wow celebrations. In addition, Jennifer has generated support from her peers in the planning of Black History Month events for the last four years, and she acts as a mentor for teenagers in the surrounding area. As a bi-racial student, one of five African-American students on a campus of 1800 students, Jennifer sought to educate her peers about her mixed European and African heritages. An article by Ms. Triner, "The Diary of a Student of Color", was featured in the St. Norbert Times. Says one of Ms. Triner’s teachers, “She has created a legacy that her peers will forever cherish and inherit.”

 

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