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.
Tower Hill School
Pioneer Middle School
Yorba Linda, California
Meaghan Haughey and Mia Levitsky
Evanston Township High School
Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania
Mrs. Knight’s 4th Grade Class
Wallingford Elementary School
Darien High School
PA Leadership Charter School
Ranen Miao – Spark Award Recipient
Millburn High School
Short Hills, New Jersey
George Washington High School
Westfield High School
Westfield, New Jersey
Manasi Soman – President’s Honor Winner
Hillsborough High School
Hillsborough, New Jersey
Cypress Woods High School
Cypress Woods, Texas
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!
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.
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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.