Three weeks ago, we held our 19th Annual Awards Luncheon and had the opportunity to honor some truly deserving students. More than 300 people attended the event, held in the Curry Student Center at Northeastern University. We're so glad we had the chance to share such a special day with our 2010 Max Warburg Fellows, their families, friends, teachers and principals and guests of the Courage Curriculum.
In addition, we would like to extend our thanks to:
- Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, for his continued support of the Courage Curriculum and his dedication to improving the lives of Boston's children;
- Northeastern University, including President Dr. Joseph Auon, Dr. Mark Putnam and Bob Gittens;
- Lexa Marshall, essay judging coordinator for the past 19 years and helpful editor for The Courage of Boston's Children;
- Ambassador Swanee Hunt and Dr. Charles Ansbacher, to whom this year's courage book is dedicated, for their support and dedication to children and the arts in Boston;
- Our featured guest speaker, Jacqueline Canady, a 2004 Max Warburg Fellow, for eloquently sharing the story of her life and encouraging the 2010 Fellows to keep working towards their goals; and
- The Warburg Family (Stephanie, Jonathan and Fred), for sharing Max's memory and courage and for passing along his lessons to 19 years worth of courageous children.
If you would like to receive a copy of the 2010 volume of The Courage of Boston's Children, please contact our office with your mailing address and we will be sure to send one to you.
As we approach our 20th anniversary year, the Courage Curriculum continues to grow and expand, including to school districts across the country, by partnering with Cambium Learning Technologies on a national essay contest for middle school students on the topic of courage.
One week after our luncheon in Boston, representatives from the Courage Curriculum traveled to Houston, TX, to honor the first national winner, a sixth-grade student named Maklin Ramirez, at Hartman Middle School.
We're so grateful to everyone who has helped us so many students over the last 19 years. Thank you.