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Museums Seek Nominees for Ubora, Ahadi Awards

General Museum News

March 5, 2014

The African Hall Subcommittee of the Springfield Museums is seeking nominations for the 23rd annual Ubora Award and the 6th annual Ahadi Youth Award. The African Hall Subcommittee is a volunteer group comprised of educators, business people and community leaders from the African-American community. The nomination deadline for both awards is March 31, 2014.

The Ubora Award is presented to an African-American adult who has demonstrated a commitment to the Greater Springfield area and exhibited excellence in the fields of community service, education, science, humanities or the arts. The Swahili word ubora means “excellence.”

Ubora Nomination Form: PDF Word doc

Named for the Swahili word for “promise,” the Ahadi Youth Award is presented to a young African-American who demonstrates strong character, leadership, academic achievement, and future potential, and who has made a positive impact on the greater Springfield community. Eligible candidates must be age 19 or younger, live in or have strong ties to the Greater Springfield area, and be currently enrolled in grades 10, 11 or 12.

Ahadi Nomination Form: PDF Word doc

The Ubora and Ahadi awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Springfield Museums in September.  For additional information, please call 413.263.6800, ext. 325, or email to vcavagni@springfieldmuseums.org.  Nominations may be emailed to Ms. Cavagni or mailed to her attention at African Hall Subcommittee, Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield, MA 01103.

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