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Carroll F. Johnson Scholastic Achievement dinner May 22, 2013
Over 450 students, Board of Education presidents, superintendents, high school principals and corporate sponsors attended the 48th annual Carroll F. Johnson Scholastic Achievement Dinner. President of the Council, Louis Wool, began the Dinner by congratulating the students for their achievements and noted that the Dinners Founder, Dr. Carroll F. Johnson of his passing over this last year. He noted that Dr. Johnson was a giant in public education who had championed the rights of the poor, worked to desegregate schools, and opened doors for minorities and women into leadership roles. Among his many contributions to education, this Dinner was one of his proudest achievements.
The 48th annual scholarship dinner produced the largest number of attendees and participants, the Council presented 15 scholarships supported by corporate donors and member contributions. Since the inception of the Council's scholarship Program over a half million dollars has been awarded to worthy students.
The Council was graced with the extraordinary presence and wisdom of historian, documentarian, and social activist Ken Burns. He provided an inspirational challenging vision for the future. He urged students to "be aware" and understand how important your contributions are to the world you will inherit, and he intoned that they hearken to the President Lincoln's advice to seek the "better angels of our nature." He urged the students to not accept the world as it is, but rather to make it worthy of the those better angels.