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    2001 Winning Essay by Stephanie Dziczek

    Stephanie Dziczek, a 17-year old junior at Holmes High School in Covington, Kentucky, and Tyler Boersen, an 18-year old senior at Haslett High School in Haslett, Michigan, were honored by Caroline Kennedy and other members of President Kennedy’s family during a May 21, 2001 ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston for their priz...

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    2015 Winning Essay By Matthew Waltman

    Matthew Waltman, a junior at Dwight-Englewood School from Tenafly, New Jersey, has won the national John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students. Waltman’s prize-winning essay describes the political courage of Tom Selders, the former mayor of Greeley, Colorado, whose stand on immigration reform cost him his bid f...

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    Edward M. Kennedy (2009)

    In 1956, John F. Kennedy wrote a book about the grace and courage of eight United States Senators who risked their careers to stand up for American ideals. Profiles in Courage foretold the extraordinary grace and courage of another United States Senator, Edward M. Kennedy, whose perseverance on behalf of the vulnerable and the voiceless has, for 47...

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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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    Jennifer Brunner (2008)

    A series of voting irregularities in several major Ohio counties that use electronic voting systems led newly elected Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner to order that paper ballots be provided to any voter who requested one during the state’s March 2008 presidential primary. Furthermore, after a study of the state’s new electronic voting system...

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    2004 Winning Essay by Avram Sand

    Avram Sand, a 16 year-old junior at Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy in New York City, and Will Schmidley, an 18 year-old senior at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas, were honored during the May 24, 2004, Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston for their prize-winning entries in the national John ...

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    Gerald Ford (2001)

    President Gerald Ford was honored for his courage in making a controversial decision of conscience to pardon former President Richard M. Nixon. On September 8, 1974, President Ford granted a “full, free and absolute pardon” to former President Nixon “for all offenses against the United States which he...has committed or may have committed or taken ...

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1998 Profile in Courage Award recipients Peacemakers of Northern Ireland.

1998 Profile in Courage Award recipients Peacemakers of Northern Ireland Gerry Adams, Sinn Fein; Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume, Social Democratic and Labour Party; former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, chairman of the peace talks;  John Alderdice, Alliance Party of Northern Ireland; Malachi Curran, Northern Ireland Labour Party; and Monica McWilliams, Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition with Caroline Kennedy and Senator Edward M. Kennedy, December 7, 1998.

1998 Profile in Courage Award recipients Peacemakers of Northern Ireland Gerry Adams, S...