The Santa Fe County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is excited to announce the 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award. This annual award is given to high school students who are performing exemplary community service. Students from all ability, cultural, ethnic, gender, and orientation 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, counselors, principals, other students, and teachers 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 Mrs. 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,” Mr. Geder said.