Creative Writing Student | Yale Basset Semifinalist
NOCCA Creative Writing Student Semifinalist of the Yale Basset Award for Community Engagement
Pictured: Grace Morse, Academic Studio 11th Grade| Creative Writing Level III
NOCCA is proud to announce that Academic Studio Junior and Level III Creative Writing student, Grace Morse is a 2017 semifinalist for the Yale Basset Award for Community Engagement. Grace is one of forty national wide, selected from a pool of 800+ applicants.
Winners for this award were chosen by Yale’s Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration. The committee honors high school juniors like Morse, who are committed to public service who are exploring race from the community, scholarly work, and their own work.
Morse shared that she is most proud of her work in her community at the Welcome Table New Orleans. Through this group, she works with other members to address racial reconciliation around different areas of New Orleans.
“I feel fantastic to be honored,” stated Grace. “Working with other extremely talented and extremely active people in the country is amazing. I am happy that I have been able to do this work which matters to me and I have been able to share that with other scholarly institutions.”
About Yale Bassett Award
By establishing this award, the faculty of Yale’s Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration sought to honor emerging leaders who, like Ebenezer Bassett (1833-1908), distinguished themselves through a record of creative leadership and public service, academic distinction, interdisciplinary problem solving, and experience addressing societal issues. In this inaugural year of the competition, we were thrilled that Grace and over 800 other U.S. high school juniors, representing 46 states, heeded this call by submitting an application.