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2020 Anne Frank Humanitarian Award

Congratulations to Ava G. ('21) for being recognized for her exemplary humanitarian actions.

Congratulations to Ava G. ('21) for receiving the 2020 Anne Frank Humanitarian Award given by the Florida Holocaust Museum. Ava was awarded this honor virtually on September 29th, by singer/songwriter Becky Warren. 

Ava is an amazing CDS Patriot, devoted to philanthropic efforts that include raising awareness of ending human trafficking in Tampa Bay, feeding those in need through food banks, and participating in events to fund transplant research. She has been a part of CDS' Key Club throughout upper school and is now the service coordinator helping others find ways to help. A talented performer, Ava has been in almost every major theater production at CDS and is President of the CDS Chapter of the National Thespian Society and co-founder of the a capella group on campus. When not busy volunteering or performing, Ava can be found leading campus tours as a CDS Ambassador. Ava is a member of the Spanish Honor Society and American Sign Language Club.

This award recognizes humanitarian actions that better the lives of other individuals or a group. By “doing the right thing,” the recipients hold true to the nature and spirit of Anne Frank, who despite everything she endured, did not abandon her ideals. She wrote in her diary “in spite of everything I still believe that people are truly good at heart."

For 19 years, the Florida Holocaust Museum has presented the Anne Frank Humanitarian Award to one junior at each public high school and every major private school in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties. Thank you to CDS Senior Associate Director of College Counseling, Dawn Bickoff for facilitating this award for Ava G. and to the Florida Holocaust Museum for bestowing this incredible honor on such a deserving Patriot.