Buffalo Grove student awarded national diversity scholarship

Molly Pinta, a young student leader from Buffalo Grove, IL, was just awarded the Diversity Scholarship by National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), a national scholarship organization committed to advancing high achieving students and educators. Molly is a senior at Adlai E. Stevenson High School.

In 2018, Molly's family founded the Pinta Pride Project, a nonprofit that aims to highlight, normalize, and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in Chicago's northwest suburbs. They organized the town’s first pride parade and have hosted more than 30 events over the past five years, with five of them being major parades attended by thousands of people. People from all over the world have reached out to Molly to say that she has been an inspiration for them to be themselves and to do good in their community.

Molly also serves as a Youth Ambassador for the Human Rights Campaign. She speaks with teachers and community leaders about inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community and how to support youth as they come out. She spreads the message of inclusion by speaking in schools, places of worship, and local business organizations.

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) is the premier honors and scholarship program co-founded by Claes Nobel and James Lewis. It offers a lifetime of benefits, pairing the highest performing students worldwide with high school and college scholarships, events, connections, internships, and career opportunities.

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