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MLK Youth Leadership Awards


The University of Utah’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Leadership Award honors outstanding students from across the State of Utah, grades 7 through 12, for their dedication to the beliefs of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through community service and leadership. Each Awardee is honored during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week held at the University of Utah.

The nomination process is now closed. We hope everyone will be able to join us on January 15 – 21 for MLK Week and thank all the nominators and students nominated.

Awardees


2022

Sophie Ayers-Harris
McKenna Allred
Ama Baffour
Maclovio Coronel
Zharia Davis
Judith Gandarilla-Ruiz
Rosa Sanchez Garcia
Kadence Gholson
Brielle Hall
Safiya Hamud
Fatima Madey
Anika Rao

2021

Ameer Al Sammarraie
Layla Alnadar
Dylan Flores
Emma Greally
Nayra Green
Fatna Ibrahim
Ali Khalaf
Emanuel Ortega
Biana Salgado Alavarado
Vanessa Vargas
Dana Elise Warren

2020

Dahlia DeNiro
Mackenzie Dessin
Karuna Dhungel
Salma Djalal
Isaac Hernandez
Liliane Kwizera
Jisung Lee
Daphne Liu
Sahra Madey
Alyssa Pham
Alisha Ruiz

2019

Lauren Calamity
Vienna Chen
Joel Clemens
Kayden Denny
Kafoatu Fotu
Ngalu Fotu
Daisy Nielson
Moala Solomone-Hala’eua
Nina Williams

2018

Yulianna Aguilar
Eileen Alvarez
Sylviane Bahati
Ramis Banuri
Elizabeth Barajas
Cherifatou Bassa
Carlos Gonzales
Andrew Khong
Anisa Madey
Victoria Nguyen
Hunter Okialda
Taya Riddle
Haidy Rivera
Sam Sauvalle
Sarah Sun
Jordan Thomas
Andrea Valtierra
Jessica Walker

2017

Zion Baker
Isabella Canada
Lucas Cass
Kristen Crawford
Aaliyah Echeverria
Jacqueline Guiterrez
Xavier Hutton
Rosine Nibisaka
Sadie Rodriguez
Arden Tesch
Jayden Thompson

2016

Parker Banks
David Duran
Maya Ellis
Arnold Gatoro
Jeanette Herrera
Sabrina Johnson
Sahar Kanishka
Alexander Khong
Gaby Puerto
Bianca Urrutia
Kiara Vargas

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