NC student receives Spokane Human Rights Award | News
From Spokane Public Schools:
North Central teacher Paula Korus nominated seniors Austin Johnson and Purnima Karki for the inaugural Spokane Human Rights Award, with Karki ultimately receiving the honor.
Karki was born and raised in a refugee camp in Nepal, where she lived until moving to the U.S. four years ago. As a result she has dedicated her time to acting as an interpreter for the Nepali community as well as helping this community understand American culture and what they need to do to become US Citizens.
Johnson volunteers weekly at Holmes Elementary and is a leader in the high school classroom and a role model for students who must overcome personal obstacles. He promotes human rights and diversity with his fellow students, and encourages others to be involved and do their best in school.