MILLBURN, NJ - Over the summer, one recently-graduated Millburn High School student received an award for her work in trying to combat human trafficking in the state of New Jersey.

Seo Yun (Stephanie) Hwang, now attending the University of Pennsylvania, was the recipient of the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking’s (NJCAHT) Scholarship for High School Seniors. Hwang received her award in front of New Jersey Commissioner of Education Dr. Lamont Repollet at NJCAHT’s Annual Meeting at Kean University.

Hwang drew the attention of the NJCAHT from her application and her dedication to this issue. One of the campaigns designed to raise awareness was an event called a locker slam. More info about the program can be found here: https://www.njhumantrafficking.org/education.

She was one of a group of Millburn students who participated in the program, in which students affixed magnets to the lockers of their classmates with facts about human trafficking in New Jersey and around the country.