Joshua Horvath graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C. Joshua is being recognized for his involvement in Wilson’s Gay-Straight Alliance, SMYAL’s Activist Camp, and his leadership in theatre. By creating new material for his school’s GSA, Joshua educated others on issues facing the transgender community. After deciding to come out as a member of the transgender community, Joshua crafted emails to his teachers asking them to respect his new name and his pronouns. In doing so, he has taught teachers to be respectful of their students’ pronouns and educated his peers on the different identities one can hold. Joshua will be a ending Columbia College Chicago.