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Portrait of Issaquah High School senior Engu Fontama

IHS senior awarded for work in race relations

Posted by Devin Felix on 4 April, 2019

Engu Fontama, a senior at Issaquah High School, has been chosen to receive a National Certificate of Accomplishment from the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Engu is the founder and president of the Consciousness and Racial Empowerment (CARE) Club at IHS. The National Certificate of Accomplishment is awarded to only four students in the Seattle region.

“The committee thinks the world of your work with CARE,” Adam Stuhlfaut, chair of the Princeton Price in Race Relations’ Seattle Region, wrote to Engu. “You are a leader and an innovator in your approach to race relations in your high school and your school district. Wherever you go after high school will be extremely fortunate to have you working in their community in the area of race relations.”

CARE's goal is to help foster a more racially conscious and inclusive culture at Issaquah High and to support all students of color.

Engu plans to attend Stanford University after graduating this year. She will receive her award April 14 at an awards ceremony in Seattle.