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Iowa City High Grad Wins Kennedy Human Rights Award

Courtesy of Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos
Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos graduated from Iowa City High School in spring 2020. She plans to attend Barnard College in New York City.

Iowa City student journalist Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos took a class on social justice. That inspired her to investigate the racial breakdown of detention and suspension rates at her high school. Her investigation uncovered a significant disaparity and earned her national recognition. 

On this episode of Talk of Iowa,  Charity Nebbe speaks with Lavezzo-Stecopoulos about her start in journalism and how her reporting won a Robert F. Kennedy human rights award.


Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos, recent graduate of Iowa City High School

Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa