Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award Nominations

Editor | - November 12, 2012

This annual award is given to high school students who perform examplary community service

The following information is from The Santa Fe County Branch of NAACP Press Release

The Santa Fe County Branch of the NAACP announced details about its 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award, an annual award given to high school students who perform exemplary community service. Students from all backgrounds may be nominated for and receive the award. Seven Santa Fe County high schools will participate: Academy for Technology and the Classics, Capital High School, Career Academy at Larragoite, Monte del Sol, Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe Indian School and Tierra Encantada. Community members, faculty and other students are encouraged to nominate students.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was deeply committed to community service, gave his life in service and urged all of us to serve our communities. He said, “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'” Carol Johnson, current president of the Santa Fe County Branch of NAACP, said that “many young people in Santa Fe are working diligently to uplift their community.” 

The incoming president, George Geder, echoed Johnson’s sentiments, and is encouraging the nomination of students from all ability, cultural, ethnic, gender, and orientation backgrounds. “This award is a high honor for anyone, and we particularly want to recognize the broad culturally diverse youth in our community,” Geder said.

Winners will receive a monetary award, a certificate and information about King during the annual observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday on Monday, January 21, 2013, at noon in the New Mexico State Capitol Rotunda. The theme for this year’s celebration is The Bold Notion of Progress: Moving Our Nation Forward.

Deadline: Submissions must be postmarked by Monday, January 7, 2013

Submit to: Doris Fields, Ph.D., Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee Chair
                    Santa Fe NAACP P.O. Box 15692, Santa Fe, NM 87592-5692 (505) 867-5340

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