Know Any Great Young Activists?

The Secular Student Alliance is giving up to $500 (and an engraved plaque!) to students who win the Best Individual Activist Award this year. Better yet, there are up to six of those awards up for grabs — three at the high school level and three at the college level.

Individual awards are intended to recognize individuals who have done excellent activist work independent of a student group. While officers and members of SSA affiliate groups are eligible for this award, activities done under the name of the group are not eligible for individual recognition.

You don’t have to be an SSA member to apply for the award but you do need to become a member to accept it. More information can be found here.

While we’re at it, any SSA affiliate group can apply for a whole host of other awards, too:

A list of previous winners is here, in case you’d like to know if you’re worthy :)

All applications are due May 31st.

  • http://personman.com Danny

    Damon Fowler.

  • http://twoangryvoices.blogspot.com Aegis

    Seconded.

  • Alex O’Cady

    I’m a huge fan of Damon, and wish him the best in everything…but his scholarship fund is $20k plus and still going. I’m sure there are some other young activists out there who could use the $500, who may not already be in the international spotlight. Just saying.

  • http://hoverFrog.wordpress.com hoverfrog

    Jessica Ahlquist (Cranston High School West Prayer) has recently been seen making waves. She deserves a mention.

  • andrew

    the ssa is also taking nominations for the best individual activist award. to nominate someone, write lyz@secularstudents.org. the more nominations they get the better.

    peace,
    andrew

  • G

    Why not Zack Kopplin? HEs a worthy dude. You should nominate people directly to lyz@ secularstudents.org. Join the Support the Secularity of the Pubic Schools facebook group.

    Love, G

  • G

    Oh, and your links for the group awards aren’t working.

  • Cranston Mom

    Jessica Ahlquist. Why? Because Jessica is essentially taking the “bull by the horns” in getting SCHOOL PRAYER out of the Cranston, RI school system. Due to Jessica’s efforts, the Rhode Island chapter of the ACLU has stepped up and is working with Jessica to accomplish this. For many years, there were 2 SCHOOL PRAYERS, one at Bain Middle School, and another at Cranston High School West. However, because Jessica was brave enough to stand up against the hatred & bullying, we have one less SCHOOL PRAYER! The SCHOOL PRAYER at Bain has been removed…one down, one to go!

    • Thatguyjoe

      The ACLU ILLEGALLY solicited Jessica Ahlquist by contacting HER via e-mail. It’s a BANNER to inspire kids, not a Prayer to MAKE kids live by. Get off your high horse and give it a break.

  • Debbie Flitman

    Jessica Ahlquist. Why? Because Jessica is essentially taking the “bull by the horns” in getting SCHOOL PRAYER out of the Cranston, RI school system. Due to Jessica’s efforts, the Rhode Island chapter of the ACLU has stepped up and is working with Jessica to accomplish this. For many years, there were 2 SCHOOL PRAYERS, one at Bain Middle School, and another at Cranston High School West. However, because Jessica was brave enough to stand up against the hatred & bullying, we have one less SCHOOL PRAYER! The SCHOOL PRAYER at Bain has been removed…one down, one to go!


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