Students honored for protesting school budget cuts

Credit: Wiki Commons
Credit: Wiki Commons

Fourteen students who walked out of their classrooms in protest of school district budget cuts are being honored today as young heroes.

This afternoon the National Liberty Museum in conjunction with TD Bank will honor the students for their efforts to strengthen democracy, according to a news release.

“The Young Heroes Award recognizes and rewards young people who have championed liberty through civic engagement, conflict resolution, promoting diversity and school or community leadership,” the statement said.

The 14 students will receive a certificate of recognition, medallion and a plaque emblazoned with their story in the Museum’s Young Heroes Exhibit.

One winner, 12th-grader Nyseem Smith of Benjamin Franklin High School, was named the President’s Honor Winner and will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

“Winners include a student who organized a walkout to protest school budget cuts, a passionate defender of rights for the LGBTQ community and a kindergartner who took an interest in assisting special needs students,” according to the news release.


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