Romanian American National Heritage Awards 2022, 6th edition
The Romanian American National Heritage Award is an annual competition for high school students with Romanian heritage or background. Applicants of non-Romanian descent may qualify, as long as their work and experience relate to Romania or the Romanian community in the US.
The award recognizes exceptional contributions to the cohesion of the Romanian community and the preservation of its heritage, language, culture and traditions.
The jury representing the three organizations involved based their decision on the national and international impact of the volunteering activity described, the candidate's academic achievements and leadership potential and tracked record, as well as their future vision for the benefit of the Romanian community, locally and beyond.
Congratulations to the Winners of This Year's Edition :
• Platinum, National - Andreas Miclea (Northside College Preparatory High School, IL)
• Gold, National - Briana Feier (Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School, OH) & Alexandra Rîmbu (Highland Park Senior High School, MN)
• Silver, National - Robert Alexandru Cusmir (French-American School of New York, NY)
• Platinum, East Coast - Mircea Gruia Florescu (The Hudson School, NJ)
• Gold, East Coast - Ian Saracila (Spring Valley High School, SC)
• Silver, East Coast - Liam Alexe (Avon High School, CT)
• Platinum, Mid-West- Vlad Lovin (Culver Military Academy, IN) & Alexandra Lehene (Glenbrook South High School, IL)
• Gold, Mid-West- Erin Tamasi (Community District 99 Downers Grove North High School, IL) , Daniel Rîmbu (Highland Park Senior High School, MN) and Nicholas Moigradan (Maine South High School, IL)
• Silver, Mid-West - Inara Zayic (Minnetonka High School, MN), Dan Haidău (Wheeling High School, IL) , and Petru Matei Busu (Maine South High School, IL)
• Platinum, West Coast - Victor Ene (Sunset High School, OR)
• Gold, West Coast - Ana Gîrniță (Portola High School, CA)
• Silver, West Coast - Larisa Sâmbotin (Skyline High School, WA)
Granted by the American Romanian Cultural Society and Romanian United Fund, with the endorsement of the Embassy of Romania to the United States. The Award Ceremony will be hosted at the Alianța Gala on November 30th. With the support or ARCS Arizona and ARCS Detroit.
Learn more about the awards here.