Autumn Dompke, 2016 graduate of Washington Island High School, received the Social Justice Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County in Ephraim. Dompke plans to attend Kettering University in Flint, Mich., to study electrical engineering.
In her essay, Dompke defined social justice as “listening to my conscience and choosing to do the right thing; social justice does not mean equality, it is not restorative justice, it is respectful, and goes beyond legalities and equalities, and is a code of ethics that can be universally applied.”
Autumn described her most meaningful community service as Su Casa, a Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House for homeless Latino families located on the south side of Chicago.
This is the third year the UUFDC in Ephraim has offered the social justice award. For more information, call 920.854.7559 or visit uufdc.org.