Opinion: Norwalk ACTS director’s weekly shout outs

(Norwalk ACTS)

Anthony Allison

Anthony Allison is the executive director of Norwalk ACTS. 

Shout out to Norwalk ACTS’ Board Chair Rev. Dr. Lindsay Curtis who received a Tip of the Cap award for education advocacy from ConnCAN (Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now) last week. Rev. Curtis has served as the Pastor of the historic, 125-year old Grace Baptist Church in South Norwalk for the past 16 years and was also a founding member of Norwalk ACTS. According to ConnCAN, he was recognized for his dedication and belief that every child should have access to a quality education.

Shout out to Roton Middle School student Kristopher Flores and Brien McMahon High School student Latrel Stewart for being selected as winners of U.S. Senator Chris Murphy’s (D-Conn.) second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Essay Challenge. Fifteen elementary, middle, and high school students from across Connecticut were chosen from approximately 700 students who submitted essays reflecting on Dr. King’s dream and their own aspirations.

“Dr. King inspired us all to fight for justice and equality. For the second year in a row, I’m totally blown away by the essays and ideas of these students,” commented Sen. Murphy. “If they stay engaged and fight hard for what they believe in, they can accomplish anything they set their minds to.”

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