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Dec. 9 Deadline for Nominations for MLK Celebration Awards

WI Web Staff Report | 12/7/2011, 12:01 p.m.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee is seeking nominations for the Humanitarian Award and the Children of the Dream Awards to be presented at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Mon., Jan. 16, 2012. All winners and honorable mentions will be acknowledged during the ceremony to be held at Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman La., North Bethesda.

Nominations must be received by Fri., Dec. 9.

Humanitarian Award applications must provide a short narrative explaining the nominee's contributions to Montgomery County residents including: the community-based or civic activities for which the nominee is being recognized; whether or not the nominee is paid for the activities listed above; the specific period of time the nominee has been involved in these activities, and other contributions of a humanitarian nature made by the person to the community.

Children of the Dream Awards will be presented to one male and one female student in grades 9 to 12, or a group or club, which demonstrates outstanding character and community/school involvement.

Volunteer activities may include a single significant project or an on-going effort and must be above and beyond routine class work or school or community projects.

Montgomery County, the City of Gaithersburg, the City of Takoma Park and the Town of Garrett Park are co-sponsors of the celebration.

For more information or to request a nomination form, contact the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights Events Line at 240-777-8456 or email human rights.commission@montgomerycountymd.gov.