Wilson Award Winners 2020

Wilson Award Winners 2020

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League of Women Voters South County Honors Susan B. Wilson Civic Education Merit Awards’ Winners 

League of Women Voters South County
P.O. Box 1636, Westerly, RI 0291-1636
lwvscri [at] gmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   CONTACT:  Nina Rossomando
DATE : June 10, 2020                                                 401.348.7054
The League of Women Voters of South County is pleased to announce this year's recipients of the 13th annual Susan B. Wilson Civic Education Merit Awards.  The team of David Sousa, Kevin Cordeiro, and Mike McGuigan of Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts of Providence, Historical Perspectives Department have earned first place; Melanie Simas, Central Falls High School, Central Falls, Social Studies and Special Education Departments has earned 2nd place; and the team of Mike Calenda and Chris Stanley, Ponaganset High School, North Scituate, Freshman Collaborative course on Humanities and Civics has earned third place.
In recognition of their achievements, an awards ceremony was held via Zoom on Thursday, June 11, 2020.  Mr. Thomas Kerr-Vanderslice, former Rhode Island Executive Director of Generation Citizen, was the keynote speaker for this event.  Recipients, their families and colleagues were present, as well officers and members of the League of Women Voters.
The League inaugurated this award to honor teachers who have enriched their students' understanding of civic rights and responsibilities; have encouraged their students' civic participation; and have brought context and relevance to crucial events affecting governments within the United States.
Further information about this award as well as a brief biography of Susan B. Wilson, a founding member of the League of Women Voters of South Kingstown/Narragansett, is available on The League of Women Voters Rhode Island website's Wilson Awards webpage.



The 2020 Susan B. Wilson Ceremony is now posted on South County's youtube channel: 


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