Former President George H. W. Bush was honored with the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award™ on May 4, 2014 by Jack Schlossberg at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in recognition of the political courage he demonstrated when he agreed to a 1990 budget compromise that reversed his 1988 campaign pledge not to raise taxes and put his re-election prospects at risk. Bush's granddaughter, Lauren Bush Lauren, accepted the award on behalf of the former President.
Paul W. Bridges, former mayor of Uvalda, Georgia, was also named a Profile in Courage Award recipient for risking his mayoral career with his decision to publicly oppose a controversial immigration law in Georgia.
In addition, Ben Wolman, a freshman at Palisades Charter High School in Pacific Palisades, California won the national John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students.
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