The National Liberty Museum celebrated its TD Bank 2020 Young Heroes Award on Saturday, September 12.
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 finalists, 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. This year’s TD Bank Young Heroes were chosen from a pool of national nominations from eleven states, and includes seven young people from the Philadelphia region. The nominations were submitted by friends, teachers and community members who recognized the incredible contributions of these outstanding young citizens. The names of the honorees are listed below. The 2020 President’s Honor Winner, Nikita Bharati, received a $2,000 Scholarship.
To mark the occasion, TD Bank Representatives, National Liberty Museum leadership, friends and family gathered via zoom for a special event where each Young Hero was recognized and their stories were shared. Arnav Kaushik was the Keynote Speaker. A 2017 Young Hero as an 8th grader, Arnav started the Last Chance Repair Club to reduce landfill waste and teach fellow students at Souderton Charter School repair skills.
Congratulations to the 2020 honorees. Click on their videos to learn their stories.
Livingston, New Jersey
Abington Friends School
San Marcos, California
Mission Hills High School
The Pennington School
The Westminster Schools
Central Bucks High School South
The Pennington School
Nyack, New York
Liberty Elementary School
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Beverly Hills Middle School
Holmdel, New Jersey
Holmdel High School
Bellaire High School
William L. Sayre High School
Our newest exhibition, Strength & Fragility: The Story of the NLM, highlights the life of the Museum’s founder Irvin J. Borowsky, and how his belief in universal equality and liberty, as well as his passion for contemporary glass art, led to the creation of the National Liberty Museum. Strength & Fragility includes engaging archival material, stunning glass artwork, and immersive soundscapes. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a magnificent 9-foot-high glass canopy by Ulla Darni, entitled “The Peace Portal.” It features a custom sound bath experience, Seeds of Love, written and produced by Philadelphia-based sound artist Luna Maye, in collaboration with composer Alfiya Glow.
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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.