Our Alumni: Clemantine Wamariya ’08

Clemantine Wamariya ’08, who lives and serves as a Human Rights keynote speaker, was honored with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s National Leadership Award for her work on genocide prevention.
At 28 years old, she was the youngest person ever to receive the award.

Clemantine was the NSCDS 2012 Harold Hines Jr. Visiting Fellow and visited campus to share her story and her passion for human rights with 6-12 grade students. She was appointed by President Obama to the U.S. Holocaust Museum Board and was the youngest person to receive this honor as well. She is also an active advisory board member at Refugee Transitions and is on the board of Women for Women International.
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North Shore Country Day School is a junior kindergarten through 12th grade, college-preparatory school founded in Winnetka, Illinois in 1919.  With rigorous academic pursuit as the cornerstone, North Shore provides many opportunities for all students to excel – in the classroom and the laboratory, on the stage and the playing field, in their communities and beyond.