The 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award

The NAACP announced that Isaiah James Tho-Biaz Wilder is this year’s recipient.

Date January 17, 2013 at 12:07 PM

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Publication SantaFe.com

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From a Santa Fe Branch NAACP press release

The Santa Fe Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has announced its 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award, an annual honor given to a high school student who is performing exemplary community service.

The NAACP announced that Isaiah James Tho-Biaz Wilder is this year’s recipient. Wilder will receive a monetary award, a certificate, information about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and one year membership in the NAACP. Governor Susana Martinez, Mr. George Geder, and Dr. Doris Fields will present the award during the annual birthday observance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday at noon on Monday, January 21, in the New Mexico State Capitol Rotunda. “This award is a high honor for anyone, and we particularly want to recognize the broad and culturally diverse youth in our community,” said George Geder, the president of Santa Fe Branch NAACP. 

The theme for this year’s celebration at the Roundhouse is “The Bold Notion of Progress: Moving Our Nation Forward.” Joel Boyd, Superintendent of Santa Fe Public Schools, will be the keynote speaker for the event. Mr. Boyd, who recently joined SFPS, will present from a historical perspective about the notion of progress and will encourage communication, inspire collaboration, and urge understanding in the spirit of non-violence, in the spirit of compassion, and pointedly in the spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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