YNHH presents Martin Luther King Jr. awards


Congratulations to the three high school students who received Yale New Haven Hospital’s Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards. To be eligible, students must live in New Haven, attend a New Haven public school and have performed over 40 hours of uncompensated community service that does not count toward school credit. Students also write an essay about how Dr. King’s work has influenced them. 

This year’s awardees are (l-r): Ciara Phillips of James Hillhouse High School, whose activities include the school marching band, ROTC, and volunteer work at the school library; Brayan Canas of the Engineering and Science University Magnet School, who has helped organize neighborhood cleanups and is working on a campaign to empower New Haven youth to take advantage of education opportunities; and Suheda Turan, a student at Metropolitan Business Academy, who has volunteered at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. 

Students’ family members and school faculty joined them for the Jan. 30 awards presentation, held at Yale New Haven Health’s Institute for Excellence (IFE). Jay Morris, vice president of education and IFE executive director; Cynthia Lowman, career counselor; and Russell Hullstrung, director, E-learning Education, hosted the presentation.