Pierson Brown '11 was the winner of the 2019 Citizen of the World Award, which honors young alumni who are taking a leadership role in community service. Fifth graders choose the winner based on nominations and a specific criteria.

Students presenting the award at Fifth Grade Recognition Day said: "We were impressed with her passion to serve others, especially children. She is the campus campaign coordinator for Teach for America at American University in Washington, D.C., and she helped organize a fundraising walk for Autism Speaks. She recently traveled to Brussels and Amsterdam and volunteered at a refugee center for unaccompanied minors. This year, she tutored and read to elementary students every week."

The Citizen of the World Award is given to a graduate of The Bright School who is in high school, college or graduate school and is demonstrating what it means to be a citizen of the world. Candidates for this award are leaders in community service efforts at their school, where they live and beyond.

Fifth graders chosen to present the award were Caroline Curtis, Ben Boehm, and Madyson Sabin.