Congratulations to Cameron Washington '19 for being selected as a 2019 Cox Inspirational Student Hero. Cameron truly represents the mission of Brother Martin High School in all that he does. We are so proud of you, Cameron!
Young people who have defied the odds and overcome academic and life challenges were honored Tuesday, April 16, at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner during the 27th annual Cox Inspirational Student Heroes awards program.
Details were shared in a press release.
“We are so excited to be celebrating 27 years of honoring our area’s unsung student heroes, who come from many different walks of life,” says Kevin Monroe, vice president and market leader for Cox’s New Orleans market. “These are students who could complain about their circumstances but choose to smile and have a positive attitude instead. We look forward to honoring them and giving them the recognition they deserve.”
Since its inception, the Cox Inspirational Heroes Program has recognized more than 3,000 incredible students in the New Orleans area who have demonstrated overwhelming achievements despite their physical, emotional, psychological, educational or social challenges faced daily. Each year, public, private, and parochial schools in the parishes of Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard and St. Charles are asked to nominate one student hero from within their school.
“There are many common threads woven through our heroes’ young lives. They help others and are described as brave, remarkable, hardworking, caring and, of course, as inspiring to others,” Monroe said. “Although our event recognizes these amazing students, it also pays tribute to their teachers, school administrators, parents and guardians, who have helped shape their lives by offering them words of encouragement and praise.”
*Scroll to 52:00 to see Cameron Washington '19 accept his award.*