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 the 2019 winners. Learn their stories by clicking on each name below.

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 MiaoSpark Award Recipient
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 – President’s Honor Winner
Hillsborough High School
Hillsborough, New Jersey

Angela Zhong
Cypress Woods High School
Cypress Woods, Texas

 

 

 

 

 

NLM's Summer Pop-Up Event, August 13-20

Beat the heat and join the National Liberty Museum for our Summer Pop-Up Event! For an entire week, you are invited to browse our silent auction and bid on more than 20 pieces of beautiful glass artworks from the NLM’s collection. Then, the Pop-Up Event week concludes with a live auction during our Cocktails with a Cause program on August 20 at 5 p.m.

A link to participate will be available starting August 13. Learn more.

Sponsorships now open for our exciting virtual gala!

Celebrate with us on Saturday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. from the comfort of your own home as our Gala & Glass Auction goes virtual! It’s the National Liberty Museum’s 20th birthday, and we’re marking the occasion with an exciting live auction and unforgettable evening of fun activities. Proceeds from the Gala support our education and outreach both at the Museum and via our new digital learning. This year we are dedicating a special portion of funds raised to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Several sponsorship levels available. All offer many benefits and a wonderful evening to share with your invited guests. Learn more here.

Young heroes demonstrate their leadership at a virtual Civics Fair!

At the end of each school year, the NLM's Young Heroes Outreach Program, which brings the Museum’s civic leadership curriculum directly into area schools, holds a grand celebration to showcase the Social Action Projects created by all of the participating schools. This year the celebration was a VIRTUAL event and their projects are available for viewing on this website!

Click here to see the inspiring work of these 4th through 8th grade students, who clearly understand their ability to make a difference!

VIRTUAL NLM@Night

As we all practice social distancing, the National Liberty Museum is proud to offer fun, engaging, and informative entertainment through our Virtual NLM@Night series. Each week, these events will ask audiences to imagine liberty and the impact of everyday heroes.

Click here to learn about upcoming events.

Do you know a first-responder who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Awards of Valor presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS. This Award honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious community service. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

Chevrolet supports first responders. Learn more.

Do you know a teacher who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Teacher as Hero Award. This yearly recognition program, sponsored by State Farm®, honors outstanding educators in the Delaware Valley. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

Do you know a Healthcare Professional who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Healthcare Heroes Award presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Awarded in four categories, Healthcare Heroes recognizes professionals in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have had a profound impact on others.

This year we are expanding the Community Hero Award category by including all those who participated in helping others in regard to the treatment of COVID-19. Learn more and nominate someone by clicking here.