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Honors & Awards



Princeton University Entrepreneurship Club 2005 Social Entrepreneurship Award (One of nation's leading social entrepreneurs under 40)

America's Daily Point of Light

Local Jefferson Award for Public Service (Youngest adult in Illinois selected)

Selected to attend National Jefferson Awards for Public Service (Youngest adult in nation selected)

Honorary Degree, Prairie State College (Youngest person in school's history)

Hasbro 'GI JOE' Real Life American Hero (1 of 4 Americans under 30 years old)

Pepsi Cola General Bottlers of Chicago Community Leader Award

Volunteerism with Senior Citizens Honor (Twice)

Byrd Academy Volunteerism Award (Five Times) 

Honorary Principal for a Day (Three Times)

Zeta Beta Tau National Man of Distinction (Youngest person in organization's history)

Graduated college with Highest Distinction (Top 1%)

National Dean's List (All four years of college)

Selected for College Honors Program

Richard's Award (Highest GPA in freshman class)

Graduated high school top in class among four year students

Graduated high school Cum Laude

Education Center Director's Award

Simply Family Heroes of 2000

11-10-02 Foundation Splinter Award (Volunteer of the Year)

CBS Tylenol Hometown Hero 

Teacher.com Excellence on the Internet Award

Yahoo! Magazine Heart of the Net Honor

Teacher Information Network Gold Award

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Promising Program Award