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

 

 

 

 

 

Programs for Kids & Families

The NLM offers a full calendar of live and pre-recorded virtual programs for kids and their families. We invite you to join us as we explore the themes of respect, taking action and spreading liberty to all.

Upcoming Events Include:
Celebrate Women's History Month with Live and prerecorded programs, Saturday & Sunday, March 20-21

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VIRTUAL NLM@Night

The Museum offers a wide variety of engaging digital experiences. Our Virtual NLM@Night series includes fun and informative entertainment on the subject of liberty specifically for adults.

Upcoming Events Include:
How to Create Change: Celebrating Black Voices – A Virtual Tour of the NLM, February 23, 5pm
How to Be a Badass Lady of Liberty, Tuesday, March 16, 5pm

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Join us for a Virtual Tour of the NLM that celebrates Black voices

In honor of Black History Month, artist Serena Saunders will be highlighted in an hour-long virtual tour of the National Liberty Museum on Tuesday, February 23 at 5pm. The tour will explore the history of civil rights activism in art, protests, political movements, and more. Serena Saunders is a featured artist in the Philadelphia’s Freedom exhibition now on display at the NLM.

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Learn about NLM's Virtual Field Trip Programs

Looking for fun and educational virtual experiences for your students this school year? Let the National Liberty Museum’s educators bring liberty to life through tours, group discussions, games, crafts, and more that tell the amazing stories of ordinary people who did extraordinary things in the name of freedom and equality.

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Support the Next Generation of Heroes

Each school year, we send NLM educators directly into Philadelphia’s most underserved schools to teach students critical leadership skills, such as courage, integrity, responsibility, respect, and most important, empathy. We show them that they have the power through their First Amendment Rights to use these skills to make positive changes in their school and community.

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NLM Honors Outstanding Educators in the Delaware Valley and Beyond

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 14th annual Teacher as Hero Award sponsored by State Farm® with a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 24. The ceremony honored 10 inspiring teachers who make a difference in the lives of their students. To mark the occasion, State Farm Representatives, National Liberty Museum leadership, friends and family gathered via Zoom to celebrate the accomplishments of these exceptional educators.

Learn their stories here. TO NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR THE 2021 AWARDS, CLICK HERE.

Police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders are honored

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 15th annual Awards of Valor, presented by Your Local Chevrolet Dealers, via a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The event included several notable keynote speakers and was attended by the honorees, their families and colleagues,

Learn more here about their impressive and inspirational stories.

NLM Honors Medical Professionals

The National Liberty Museum is proud to host its annual Healthcare Heroes Awards, presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. This international awards program recognizes inspirational heroes in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have profoundly benefited their patients, their field, and the global community.

The 2020 Awards Ceremony was held virtually on December 3.
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NLM honors 14 inspiring students from across the country

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 20th annual TD Bank Young Heroes Awards with a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 12. The ceremony honored 14 inspiring students, ages 18 and younger, who identified an area where liberty was lacking and took action to make positive change in their local schools or communities.

Learn about these amazing young people here.