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Nominees Being Sought for Annual Ahadi and Ubora Awards

Springfield Science Museum

January 19, 2010

The African Hall Subcommittee of the Springfield Museums is seeking nominations for the 2nd annual Ahadi Youth Award and 19th annual Ubora Award. Nominations for both awards must be received by March 31, 2010.

The Swahili word ahadi means promise. The Ahadi Youth Award is presented to an African-American young person age 12 to 19 who demonstrates strong character, leadership, academic achievement, and future potential, and who has made a positive impact on the Greater Springfield community.


The Swahili word ubora means excellence. 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, science, education, humanities or the arts.


The African Hall Subcommittee is a volunteer group comprised of educators, business people and community leaders from the African-American community.


The Ahadi and Ubora awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Springfield Museums on September 18.  For more information or nomination forms, please call 413.263.6800, ext. 325 or email  Nominations may be mailed to:

African Hall Subcommittee

            c/o Jean Beebe

            Springfield Museums

            21 Edwards St.

            Springfield, MA 01103

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