VASD Teacher & Nearly 30 VASD Students Honored during Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

VASD Teacher & Nearly 30 VASD Students Honored by Urban League for Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Posted on 02/01/2019
This is the image for the news article titled VASD Teacher & Nearly 30 VASD Students Honored by Urban League for Martin Luther King Jr. CelebrationVASD is proud to announce that Badger Ridge Middle School teacher Shayla Glass was one of two recipients to receive the combined City-County Humanitarian Award honoring Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She was selected by the City-County Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission as a community member who reflects the values of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Both Shayla and Anthony (Cooper) have dedicated themselves to improving our community and honor the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi in a statement. “Whether it be Shayla’s focus to shape the minds of future generations or Anthony’s commitment to strengthen reentry efforts, both have done so much to give back and lead by example. Their passion to serve others lifts our community up and makes them great recipients of this award.”

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shayla glass

Once again, the Urban League of Greater Madison sponsored the Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Recognition Breakfast as one of Wisconsin’s largest youth and family-focused celebrations of the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Nearly 30 VASD middle school and high school students were honored as more than 800 parents, youth, teachers, school administrators, elected officials, and community leaders attend the event each year.

The Breakfast celebrates students’ academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and service to their community. The highlight of the Breakfast is the presentation of Outstanding Young Person Awards to nearly 200 middle and high school students of color in Dane County for their academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and service to the community.

#VASDschools are honored to share the large group of student recipients--Congratulations to:

Savanna Oaks Middle School:
(Left to right): Maya, Keilani, Dejanae, Alex
savanna oaks students


Core Knowledge Charter:
(Left to right): Eowyn, Josiah, Ali, Armani
(Did not attend): Max
core knowledge students


Badger Ridge:
Individual Male: Davian
Individual Female: Gayla
Group (Left to right): Ryan, Mia, Destini, Amari
badger ridge student  badger ridge student

badger ridge students


Verona Area High School:
(Not in order as appears in photo)
Sileen, Jonah, Aubrey, Ce'Vion, Amaya, Zaria, Shania, Asma, ilya

Exploration Academy:
(Not in order as appears in photo)
Jessica, Jazmine, Gavin, Lensa, Taytum, Olivia, Zaya

high school students





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