Amherst Human Rights Commission announces the 10th anniversary of the
HUMAN RIGHTS HEROISM AWARDS
Nominations still being accepted until May 23rd
For the 10th straight year, the Amherst Human Rights Commission will bestow the title of Human Rights Hero to Amherst area youth who have shown an ability to love and care for one another through demonstrated acts of kindness, unselfishness, social courage and/or community service within their families, their schools, or the community. Nominations are invited by community members who have observed young people engaged in the display of one or more of these traits in the past year.
Youth groups may also be nominated to share an award. A minimum of nine awards will be made, three each for elementary school, middle school and high school age youth.
Nomination forms are available on line at www.amherstma.gov/humanrights or by contacting the Commission at the Amherst Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave. Nominations are accepted until May 23, 2014. The Human Rights Commission will celebrate this year’s Heroes at its annual community picnic on June 15th at Mill River Recreation Area.
Last year’s recipients were ARHS graduating Seniors Zihui Adams, Dominik Doemer, Regina East and James Kirwin; ARHS students Benjamin Thiessen and Xaq Kruezer-Land, Crocker Farm students Wesley Killough-Hill, Daudy Guerrero and Eva Ross-Perkins and Fort River Elementary School students Jenna and April Schilling.
For more information, please contact the Human Rights Commission or Deborah Radway, Director of Human Resources and Human Rights at 259-3119.