District students receive MLK Youth Awards

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More than 15 District students received Urban League of Greater Madison 2021 MLK Outstanding Young Person Awards this month.

CSCS students recognized included Diana Song, Isabella Hansen, Aaliyah Espinoza, Jasmine Shoates, Raquel Conley, Sheo Torvik and Zoe Tedesco. MHS students recognized included Mukhtaratullah Kamal-Muili, Aziyah Baker, Sonya Taylor, Jakailah Suggs, Sterling Wodzro, Zaki Siraj, Mawuenam Dossa, and Leaura Manuel.

Kromrey eighth-grader Arya Sengelmann was also recognized.

The students were among approximately 250 from other Dane County middle and high schools who were recognized during a virtual ceremony on Sunday afternoon. The Stand for Justice: Urban Cabaret featuring the MLK Youth Awards was streamed live. The 51-minute program can also be be viewed on the ULGM's Facebook page.

This is the 37th year the Youth Awards have been presented.

The Urban Cabaret was hosted by Rob Dz and Danielle Crim. The online program featured singers, dancers and a musician.

The National Urban League was established in the early 1900s. The Friends of the Urban League in Madison was formed in 1968. The mission of the Urban League of Greater Madison is to ensure that African-Americans and other community members are educated, employed, and empowered to live well, advance professionally, and contribute to the common good in the 21st century.