Recent Sewickley Academy Grad to be Honored at YWCA's Annual Racial Justice Awards
Sewickley Academy alumnus Michael Sutton, a 2012 graduate, will be honored on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the YWCA’s 21st annual Racial Justice Awards.
A first-year student at Duke University, Sutton has been awarded the Youth Achievement Award for his commitment to equity and justice for all people
During his years at Sewickley Academy, Sutton founded the Diversity Student Association (DSA) and the African American Awareness Club (AAAC). As elected president of the DSA, he saw the group’s membership more than double during his tenure, and the members represented nearly all ethnic, racial, gender, sexual orientations and religious groups on campus.
“Michael Sutton is a great example of a positive difference maker because of his commitment to building an inclusive community,” said Jeremiah Jackson, Sewickley Academy Director of Diversity. “Michael’s passion for equity and justice drove his actions to create long-standing institutions at Sewickley Academy and I know that passion will stay with him well into his future.”
Sewickley Academy teachers, students and Head of School Kolia O’Connor will be in attendance at the YWCA’s 21st Annual Racial Justice Awards at the Westin Hotel in Pittsburgh to support Sutton and celebrate this honor.
Since 1991, the YWCA has honored remarkable men, women, and organizations that have made lasting contributions to our region by helping to eliminate racial inequity in everyday life. For more information about racial justice, please visit www.ywcapgh.org.