Contra Costa County Student Humanitarian of the Year

Kimyatta Newby 2021 MLKKimyatta Newby
Middle College High School
2021 Student Humanitarian of the Year

During our January 2021 event, Middle College High School senior Kimyatta Newby was named Student Humanitarian of the year. She has followed her passion to advocate for social injustice in her community.

In June 2020, Kimyatta organized the George Floyd Solidarity Protest in Pinole. Her goal was to bring awareness to West County. She feels that West County often gets ignored. Kimyatta’s friends and family rallied around her efforts, many of which spoke about change, addressed anger, and discouraged violence during the event. The Pinole protest was peaceful and attracted over 1,000 attendees.

Past Recipients of the Student Humanitarian of the Year Award
Christina Mazzi, 2020Edgardo Cervano-Soto
Yassna Ahmadi, 2019Pinole Valley High School, Pinole
Sienna Camille Terry, 2018Las Lomas High School, Walnut Creek
Paige, Godvin, 2017Monte Vista High School, Danville
Davis Bullock, 2016California High School, San Ramon
Tyler Page, 2015Heritage High School, Brentwood
Anand Kannappan, 2014
Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon
Casey Leonard, 2013
Las Lomas High School, Walnut Creek
Andrew Gonzalez, 2012

Mario Alvarado, 2011

Shae Hughes, 2010

Brittany Watson, 2009

Jessa Mabellin, 2008