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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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    Sebastian Junger
    5/10/10

    Building Block on the Way to Mars

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    Dan Fenn Awardees ('87-'01)

    Former Recipients of Dan Fenn Award The Dan Fenn Award for Political Leadership was established by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in 1987 to honor a Massachusetts elected official aged 35 years or younger who demonstrated outstanding and effective political leadership in addressing or resolving a public polic...

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    PEN/Hemingway Award and other Hemingway Forums

    Literary figureheads and members of the general public gather each spring at the JFK Library & Museum to recognize under Ernest Hemingway's name new authors who have recently published their first great work of fiction.  Thanks to the Hemingway Foundation and PEN New England, authors are awarded a prize for their contribution to literature. ...

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    Marian Wright Edelman

    Ending Child Poverty

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    Henry Gonzalez (1994)

    On September 11, 1994, the fifth Profile in Courage Award was presented to U.S. Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez of Texas, Chairman of the House Banking Committee, who launched a series of dramatic hearings on the savings and loan crisis, which resulted in far-reaching legislation to clean up the mess and reform the industry. Charles Keating was convi...

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    Sebastian Junger
    5/10/10

    Building Block on the Way to Mars

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    Kofi Annan (2002)

    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan was honored for his political courage and diplomatic integrity amid controversy and conflict that has redefined the role of the United Nations worldwide. This award recognized his ongoing efforts in building a world response to combat international terrorism, negotiating peaceful resolutions in volatile global and ...

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    2010 Winning Essay by Michael Reed

    Michael Reed, a junior at Chattanooga Center for Creative Arts in Chattanooga, Tennessee,  won the national 2010 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students™. Reed was honored by Caroline Kennedy during the May 24, 2010 Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston f...

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    How to Submit a Nomination

    Eligible individuals may be nominated by peers, colleagues, friends, or members of the public. Please consider the award criteria and determine whether the person you wish to nominate would be an appropriate recipient of the New Frontier Award®.

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