The National Liberty Museum celebrated its TD Bank 2019 Young Heroes Award on Thursday, August 15.

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. Vai Sikahema, Anchor NBC10 News Today, served as the emcee. The keynote speaker was KC Miller, a former Young Heroes Award recipient from 2017. 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 Manasi Soman from Hillsborough High School in Hillsborough, New Jersey. Manasi received a $2,000 award for her work to make STEM education both accessible and enticing to her peers. The winner of our Spark Award for Innovation, Creativity, Perseverance and Respect was Ranen Miao of Short Hills, New Jersey.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Margaret Boyd
Ursuline Academy
Wilmington, Delaware

Katelyn Craft
Tower Hill School
Landenberg, Pennsylvania

Emma Chang
Pioneer Middle School
Yorba Linda, California

Meaghan Haughey and Mia Levitsky
Evanston Township High School
Evanston, Illinois

Izzy Jolinger
AIM Academy
Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania

Mrs. Knight’s 4th Grade Class
Wallingford Elementary School
Wallingford, Pennsylvania

Riya Krishnan
Darien High School
Darien, Connecticut

Rachael McCullough
PA Leadership Charter School
Aston, Pennsylvania

Ranen Miao
Millburn High School
Short Hills, New Jersey

Dito Sakhokia
George Washington High School
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kyle Snyder
Westfield High School
Westfield, New Jersey

Manasi Soman
Hillsborough High School
Hillsborough, New Jersey

Angela Zhong
Cypress Woods High School
Cypress Woods, Texas

In the coming weeks, the honorees’ stories will be featured in our Young Heroes Exhibit in the Museum. We will also include their stories on this website.

 

 

 

 

Our special Holiday Pop-Up Shop is now open

The NLM's 2019 Holiday Pop-Up Shop will remain open through December 31. There is no admission fee for people who just come in to shop. And... if you spend $75 or more, your Museum visit is FREE!

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Click here to learn the remarkable things our Young Heroes have accomplished and how you can help us impact 5,000 more students!

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We invite you to join us for refreshments, live music, poetry readings, and a first-look at this amazing exhibition. Learn more and register today.

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