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2016 Civic Leadership Awards

Secretary of State Gorbea honors high school students from across Rhode Island with 2016 Civic Leadership Award

Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has honored more than 100 high school students from around the state with the 2016 Rhode Island Civic Leadership Award. The award is given annually at a State House Ceremony to high school students who have made outstanding contributions to their schools and communities over the past year.

“Each year, I have the privilege of presenting the Rhode Island Civic Leadership to rising stars from all over the state,” Secretary Gorbea said. “These students have demonstrated remarkable leadership skills and a desire to get involved and give back to their communities. It is this sort of selfless dedication towards others that is critical to our success as a state.”

Schools from around Rhode Island nominated one male and one female student, who best meet the ideals of the award, including public service, leadership ability and academic achievement. Students were honored for work ranging from volunteering to help end hunger and homelessness in Rhode Island; to working with students with disabilities; to organizing an event dedicated to raising awareness about nonviolence.

Past Civic Leadership Award Winners