Sunday, July 11, 2010

2010 Young Heroes Award in Philadelphia

We have an inclusion program at McKee High School in partnership with District 75s Hungerford School.

7 students: Thurman Brown, Araed Diaz, Angels Fearon, Edgar Gbor, Micheline Johnson, Diamond Starks and Jalen Warren of the P721R/Richard Hungerford School Inclusion Program at McKee High School received a Young Heroes Award from the National Liberty Museum and TD Bank.

The Young Heroes Awards Ceremony will be held on August 5, 2010 at the National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA. That's right, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Awards Ceremony begins with lunch at 11:30am, followed by a 12:30 program including the awards presentation, during which our winners will receive a medal, certificate and several mementos. Winners will also be photographed for inclusion in the National Liberty Museum's exhibit where the story of the Young Heroes' accoomplishments will be seen by over 60,000 visitors each year.

Congressman McMahon, upon hearing about the celebration in Philadelphia, felt strongly that the 7 students should be hailed on their home borough. He organized a local celebration for the 7 Staten Island students at the Hungerford School as covered here by New York 1 on Monday, October 4, 2010. Way to go.

What a delightful slice of cool news. By the way, the group of 7 students was selected for this special award as one of only 24 winners from the Delaware Valley and beyond.

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