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.

Nikita Bharati, President’s Honor Winner
Chandler, Arizona
Basha High School

 

Molly Cantillion
Livingston, New Jersey
Newark Academy

 

Brianna Davis
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Abington Friends School

 

Andrew Diep-Tran
San Marcos, California
Mission Hills High School

 

Matthew Genatempo
Sellersville, Pennsylvania
The Pennington School

 

Dev Joshi
Atlanta, Georgia
The Westminster Schools

 

Amy Liu
Warrington, Pennsylvania
Central Bucks High School South

Trinity Pryor
Yardley, Pennsylvania
The Pennington School

 

Tristan Riobe-Taylor
Nyack, New York
Liberty Elementary School

 

Bianca Salerno
Haverford, Pennsylvania
Coopertown Elementary

 

Jace Wilson
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Beverly Hills Middle School

 

Bill Zhang
Holmdel, New Jersey
Holmdel High School

 

Annie Zhu
Houston, Texas
Bellaire High School

 

Zahyr Thomas
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
William L. Sayre High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

VIRTUAL NLM@Night

While the Museum is temporarily closed, we will continue to offer varied and engaging digital experiences. Our Virtual NLM@Night series offers fun and informative entertainment on the subject of liberty for adult audiences.

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 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.