Nominations sought for “Living the Dream” awards
The Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission is seeking nominees for the “Living the Dream” awards to be presented as part of the national Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday observance. The public is invited to nominate candidates for the awards. The holiday will be celebrated on Monday, January 15, 2018 . The awards will be presented during a holiday celebration event scheduled on Monday, January 15, 2018 These are five awards given to individuals who best exemplify, through action or personal traits, the principles and ideals characterizing King in his pursuit of social change. Any person, regardless of race, color or creed, may be nominated for the following categories: - Advocate of Peace, a person who has been an advocate of social change in a non-violent way. - Sharing of Self, a person who has rendered to others in the public or private sector. - - Human and Civil Rights, a person who has been actively involved in the pursuit of equality for others. This person should be an advocate for social change. -Scholarship, a person who has made significant contributions in the area of education. -Governor’s Living the Dream Award, a person who best exemplifies all of the characteristics of justice, scholarship, sharing of self, human and civil rights and advocacy of peace. This person should present a recognizable sense of civic awareness and public service
Also, the Commission recognizes up to three State service organizations for placement on the Living the Dream Service Organization Honor Roll. Qualifying organizations must have demonstrated one or more of the principles for which Dr. King stood: the promotion of human and civil rights, providing assistance to under-served communities, promotion of tolerance, and resolving conflict in a non-violent manner.Completed nomination packets for individuals or organizations must be postmarked by October 27, 2017 by or before 5:00 p.m.. Send nominations and supporting information to: “Living the Dream” Awards, Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Room 35, Charleston, WV 25305.
For more information, call 558-3179.
Living the Dream Nomination Form
Living the Dream Award Past Recipients
2017 Living the Dream Award Winners
2016 Living the Dream Award winners.pdf
2015 Living the Dream award winners .pdf
2014 Living the Dream award winners.pdf
2013 Living the Dream award winners.pdf
2012 Living the Dream award winners.pdf
2011 Living the Dream award winners.pdf
2010 Living the Dream award winners.pdf
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