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Unsung Heroes Recognized at Edinboro University

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EDINBORO, PA - Edinboro University honored 4 community leaders at the Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Ceremony, Friday afternoon.

Edinboro University President, Dr. Julie Wollman, said in order to win an MLK Junior award, a person has to embody his work.

"This year's recipients have risen to the top among a pool of wonderful people in our community who really make a huge difference in our lives, every day," said President Wollman.

Educator, Armendia Dixon is the Director of Crawford County's "READ" program.  The program takes place after school and teaches kids the message of Dr. King Junior.

President of Erie's United Way program, Bill Jackson, was also among award recipients.  Jackson strives to give all  individuals, no matter their race or background, the same opportunities.

Edinboro Professor, Joseph Laythe, received an MLK award for his commitment to enriching the lives of his students.  Laythe incorporates community service projects into his lessons.

Sister Mary Herrmman of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, was also a recipient.  Herrmann is honored for bringing peace to violent neighborhoods.

"I am very honored, very humbled, and I do want to take this award on behalf of all those who contribute so much to our community," said Hermann.

Past award winners, like Sonya Arrington were also in attendance.

This is the 18th year for the Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Ceremony.

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