Solon student wins 2017 Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Princeton Prize winner talks with Jimmy

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations is awarded to a high school student who has made an impact in his or her school or community.

Jasmyne McCoy, a Solon High School student, was selected as the 2017 recipient.  

McCoy is being honored for creating her school's first ever, African-American culture club.

The club holds monthly discussions and plans various educational trips. 

McCoy, as well as three other local prize finalists were honored at a ceremony Wednesday, at The Union Club on Euclid Ave.

In addition to the recognition, McCoy will receive a $1,000 prize and a trip to Princeton University at the end of the month, She'll take part in a symposium on race relations with 25 other students from around the nation. 

Watch her interview with Jim Donovan from Wednesday's WKYC Channel 3 News at 7 in the player above.

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