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Del Val High School’s Gatley, Leeds receive humanitarian award


Two Delaware Valley High School students have earned the Joy Prescott Humanitarian Award for their commitment to diversity, inclusivity and the pursuit of social justice.
They are Rin Gatley, a sophomore from Holland Township, N.J., and Hunter Leeds, a senior from Alexandria Township, N.J. The award comes from the Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University.

In announcing their achievement at a recent school board meeting, Superintendent Daria Wasserbach explained that they won the Prescott award for “their courage in bringing awareness of the struggles facing our marginalized student populations and working to create a culture of acceptance and inclusivity for all Del Val students. Their efforts led to the establishment of Student Advocates for Equality, our SAFE group.”
SAFE is a group of students and staff dedicated to the principles cited above.