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Young Heroes Awards

sponsored by TD Bank

Young Heroes Award

The annual TD Bank Young Heroes Award recognizes young people who have championed liberty through their actions.

Nominations are currently closed.


The Young Heroes Award recognizes young people who have taken action to make positive social change in their schools and communities. Each year we look for young people who have championed liberty by engaging in civic activities; promoting respectful resolutions to conflict; advocating for diversity and inclusive environments for everyone; and taking leadership roles in their school or community.

All winners receive recognition at an awards ceremony. Their stories are featured for one year in a Museum exhibit. They receive a certificate of achievement, medallion, and other gifts. They may also have the opportunity to represent this program at future Museum events.

Additionally, one student is named the President’s Honor Winner, which includes a monetary prize.

View the stories of the 2022 winners below.

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its TD Bank 2022 Young Heroes Award on Saturday, August 20.

The hybrid ceremony honored 10 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, 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 2022 President’s Honor Winner, Sena Chang, received a $2,000 Scholarship.

To mark the occasion, TD Bank Representatives, National Liberty Museum leadership, friends and family gathered via Zoom and in-person for a special event where each Young Hero was recognized and their stories were shared.

Congratulations to the 2022 honorees. Click on their videos to learn their stories.

Sena Chang – President’s Honor Winner
Tokyo, Japan

Eric Chen
Fairfax, Virginia

Ananya Dua

Kaitlyn Harrington
Ambler, Pennsylvania

Paul Joseph

Sejal Kaushik
Paoli, Pennsylvania

Brandon McDonald
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Shreelakshya Reddi
Frisco, Texas

Edward Sun

Harita Suresh
Jersey City, New Jersey


Thu ‒ Mon: 10am ‒ 05pm

Adults: $12 Seniors (65+): $10 Students (with valid ID): $8 Youth (ages 6–17): $6 Children (under 5): No Charge Museum Members: Free

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