Sol C. Johnson High School Named 2011 Jefferson Awards Winner

The Jefferson Awards for Public Service is proud to announce that Sol C Johnson High School, from Savannah GA, gave a compelling presentation of their Students in Action (SIA) activities during the 2011 Savannah Regional Competition on April 14. Before an audience of their Savannah peers, including A. E. Beach High School, Islands High School, Jenkins High School, Savannah Arts Academy, and Savannah High School, the students of Johnson’s SIA team earned the Jefferson Awards Gold Leadership Banner and will represent the Savannah Region at the Jefferson Awards National Ceremonies in Washington, DC June 19 through 22 as the Savannah Regional Recipient for Outstanding Service by a High School.

As regional recipient, Johnson’s student leadership team will spend four days in Washington DC celebrating service with over 500 Jefferson Awards recipients from across the country. The students of Johnson High School will collaborate with other schools from the SIA program and complete a service project in the DC area while spending time visiting with America’s leaders on Capitol Hill.

The Jefferson Awards Students in Action program is currently operating in over 250 high schools nationwide in eleven regions.

At the Jefferson Awards Ceremony in D.C., Sol C. Johnson High School will be one of eleven high schools competing for the title of National Recipient for Outstanding Service by a High School. Each regional high school, along with the national honoree, will be showcased as part of the Jefferson Awards Ceremonies.

Founded in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft Jr. and Sam Beard, The Jefferson Awards inspires, mobilizes and sustains service through the recognition of outstanding acts of service for both the famous and the unknown.

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