The Jefferson Awards are a way to honor ordinary people who do extraordinary things, without expectation of recognition.
WBOC is one of more than 150 media partners that participates in the Jefferson Awards. WBOC Web Editor Kye Parsons, along with WBOC’s 2013 Jefferson Award national nominee Clifton Harcum, join us to explain why the Jefferson Awards are so important.
“The Jefferson Awards is a national organization that partners with TV stations and newspapers across the country to honor individuals in the local community who go to extraordinary lengths to help others and their community with their volunteer work,” Kye says. “WBOC has partnered with the Jefferson Awards for more than a decade.”
Kye says to be a national winner is “an extraordinary honor.”
Clifton says he was humbled by the experience and he appreciated being nominated and selected to represent the Eastern Shore. Clifton helps students at University of Maryland Eastern Shore get off of campus and involved in the community. He teaches volunteerism.
Clifton said the nomination changed his life and compelled him to do more.
You can nominate someone until Oct. 10. Click here to nominate someone you know for an award.