Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Awards honor spirit of justice and inclusion

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Awards honor spirit of justice and inclusion

 

March 6, 2020

 

At the awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 4, fourteen Rindge students received Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Service Awards recognizing their commitment to service and volunteerism. Ayodele Ouhuru ’20, Carina Dillon’21, Kathryn Cunningham ’20, Victoria Vargas ’20, and Vincent Hall ’21 received Distinguished Honors and a $250 prize, recognizing the depth of their work toward justice and inclusion.

Selected by the Council on Diversity and Inclusion, the five Distinguished Honors recipients shared their thoughts about the importance of young people engaging in their communities, the mentors who are important to them, and the value of getting outside one’s comfort zone.

Ouhuru has spearheaded the ASK program, a youth discussion initiative and is active within the Hugh O’Brien Youth (HOBY) Leadership Program. Dillon has been instrumental in organizing FPU’s Students of Faith. Cunningham directed a campus production of the Vagina Monologues, an episodic play exploring women’s issues that has been called “the most important piece of political theater of the last decade.” Vargas has contributed to an international organization that provides improvements in housing and healthcare South and Central America, while Hall has worked tirelessly on behalf of youth-serving and justice organizations in New Haven, CT.

Congratulations to all the students were nominated and recognized with these meaningful awards!

View a Slideshow of the ALANA Awards Ceremony.

 

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