Emma is pictured above with Director of Advancement Mrs. Kathleen Daly, President Mr. Robert Abatemarco and Principal Mrs. Karen Falco

Red Bank Catholic Senior Emma DeBiase has been awarded the 2022 Exceptional Young Woman of Peace Award sponsored by the Pathways to Peace (PTP) organization.  The award campaign, "Exceptional Women of Peace" was launched by PTP on International Women's Day back in March.  Today's award ceremony, conducted via Zoom conference, is a culmination of this campaign and is highlighted by Keynote Speaker United Nations Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury.

Pathways to Peace defines Exceptional Women of Peace by focusing on 5 key metrics:  Passion, Compassion, Vision, Conviction and Action.  Project Lead Kimberly Weichel explains, “This award honors the inspiring work of women peacebuilders whose courage, leadership, and commitment to Peace stand out as beacons of strength and hope.”

Emma's involvement really began with a school related trip to the UN in 7th grade.  This trip inspired her to get involved with critical global issues to help affect positive change.  Emma learned how the United Nations, as an organization, can help be a global backer of peace.  She is interested in starting a student group called "Peace Talks", which will eventually become a podcast inviting individuals to share their thoughts, emotions and strategies on peace for a better world. Emma's award embodies one of her favorite personal quotes:  "Be the force that inspires change.  Be the change that makes a difference, because all it takes is one voice to change the world."

Source: pathwaystopeace.org

See Emma's Video below!