Cape High students and twin sisters Amaya and Aya Daisey were recognized April 15 with the African American/Black Achievement Award from the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice.
The students were chosen because they demonstrate leadership, improvement, effort and excellence for both their peers and staff, teachers said.
Amaya and Aya worked with Principal Nikki Miller, Assistant Principal Tim Slade and teacher Karen Maull to develop a curriculum and set objectives for a cultural studies course, which will be offered beginning in the 2021-22 school year.
The sisters also organized and recorded a segment called Multicultural Minute - Hidden History for the school’s daily announcements.
Each student received a $15 gift card to Browseabout Books in Rehoboth; SDARJ contributes $10 to each gift card, and Browseabout contributes $5.
SDARJ’s education committee initiated the award to recognize students in the Cape district who represent ideals of leadership, effort and excellence in their schools. A nonpartisan organization, SDARJ educates, informs and advocates for racial justice, equality and fair opportunity. For more information, go to sdarj.org.