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    2005 Winning Essay by Kevin Zhou

    Kevin Zhou, a 16 year-old junior from Monte Vista High School in Danville, California, and Allie Comet, a 17-year old senior at Stuyvesant High School in New York City, were honored at the May 16, 2005 Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston for their prize-winning entries in the national John F. Kenned...

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    2005 Winning Essay by Kevin Zhou

    Kevin Zhou, a 16 year-old junior from Monte Vista High School in Danville, California, and Allie Comet, a 17-year old senior at Stuyvesant High School in New York City, were honored at the May 16, 2005 Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston for their prize-winning entries in the national John F. Kenned...

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    2005 Winning Essay by Allie Comet

    Allie Comet, a 17 year-old senior at Stuyvesant High School in New York City, and Kevin Zhou, a 16 year-old junior from Monte Vista High School in Danville, California, were honored at the May 16, 2005 Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston for their prize-winning entries in the national John F. Kenned...

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    On May 30, 1990, under Governor Florio's leadership, New Jersey passed the strictest gun control law in the nation, banning the sale and severely restricting the possession of assault weapons in the state. The action was a significant legislative victory for Florio, who was then engaged in a public and political battle over his reforms to the state...

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    2005 Winning Essay by Allie Comet

    Allie Comet, a 17 year-old senior at Stuyvesant High School in New York City, and Kevin Zhou, a 16 year-old junior from Monte Vista High School in Danville, California, were honored at the May 16, 2005 Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston for their prize-winning entries in the national John F. Kenned...

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    Karen Bass, David Cogdill, Darrell Steinberg and Michael Villines (2010)

    Karen Bass, California State Assembly Member, and former Democratic Speaker of the Assembly; David Cogdill, California State Senator and former Senate Republican Leader; Darrell Steinberg, California State Senator and Democratic Senate President pro Tem; and Michael Villines, California State Assembly Member and former Assembly Republican Leader, w...

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    2014 Winning Essay By Ben Wolman

    Ben Wolman, a freshman at Palisades Charter High School in Pacific Palisades, California has won the national John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students. Wolman’s prize-winning essay describes the political courage of former Colorado State Senate President John Morse, who in March 2013 risked his career to lead...

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    Hilda Solis (2000)

    California State Senator Hilda Solis overcame the strong opposition of a former governor and the California business community to win environmental protections for minority communities. Arguing that polluting projects were disproportionately located near minority and low-income neighborhoods, Solis successfully marshaled support for her environment...

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    2014 Winning Essay By Ben Wolman

    Ben Wolman, a freshman at Palisades Charter High School in Pacific Palisades, California has won the national John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students. Wolman’s prize-winning essay describes the political courage of former Colorado State Senate President John Morse, who in March 2013 risked his career to lead...

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President Kennedy leaves the Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills, California

PX77-23:275 President Kennedy leaves church in Beverly Hills, CA  19 November 1961

Accession Number: PX77-23:275  Description: (original caption)19 Nov...