Caroline Kennedy To Hand Out Courage Awards

BOSTON (AP) – The daughter of President John F. Kennedy is scheduled to present Profile in Courage awards to a Google executive who launched a Facebook page that sparked protests in Egypt and a North Carolina school board member who fought school redistricting plans over racial segregation concerns.

Caroline Kennedy will give the awards Monday to Wael Ghonim and Elizabeth Redenbaugh.

Ghonim launched a Facebook page that played a key role in organizing the protests that eventually led to the ouster of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Redenbaugh, elected to the New Hanover County school board in 2008, stood in opposition to a redistricting plan she feared would
lead to racial segregation of the county’s middle schools.

Kevin Kay of Bethesda, Md., is being honored for winning the high school essay contest.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Olugbenga Adesanya

    I am glad for these awards. I hope Caroline Kenedy would have the courage to seek national political office.

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