The annual TD Bank Young Heroes Award recognizes young people who have championed liberty through their actions to enact positive change in their schools and communities. Loraine Ballard Morrill, Director of News and Community Affairs for Clear Channel Media, served as the emcee, as she has for several years. The keynote speaker was Raquel Ruiz, Former Member of the group Youth to Youth, which won the Young Heroes Award in 2010. Museum CEO Gwen Borowsky was joined by TD Bank Representatives in presenting the awards. Tom Shoemaker, Commercial Market President, TD Bank, provided the sponsor remarks. The student selected for the top prize, the President’s Honor Award, was Bradley Ferguson from Mainland Regional High School in Linwood, NJ. Bradley received a $2,000 award for his ingenious way of honoring veterans and combating poverty at the same time by refurbishing a local American Legion Post, including creating a large, sustainable Victory Garden to help feed those in need in his community.
Congratulations to the 2017 Winners! You can learn their stories by clicking on their names below. Their plaques are also featured in a Museum exhibit, which will be on display for an entire year.
Wellspring Christian Academy
F.W. Buchholz High School
South Philadelphia High School
Staten Island Technical High School
Mainland Regional High School
Hats for Haiti Girls
Hailey Miller, Gavriella Adelman, Sage Bowmen,
Eva Grant, Jessie Liao, Ashley Meraz-Guevara,
Avery Sill, Julia Menschik, Sophia Fendo
Penn Wynne Elementary
Wilmington Friends School
Cherry Creek High School
Greenwood Village, Colorado
Souderton Charter School Collaborative
Northampton Area High School
Delaware Military Academy
West Chester, PA
Julia Masterman High School
Each school year, the NLM's Young Heroes Outreach Program sends our educators directly into Philadelphia’s most underserved schools to teach students critical leadership skills and empower them to make positive changes in their school and community. This year our educators are teaching in twenty Title 1 schools, and more schools are waiting.
Click here to learn the remarkable things our Young Heroes have accomplished and how you can help us impact 5,000 more students!
This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service. The 2019 Awards have been presented to this year's honorees, Please click here for the names of the winners.
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