‘Iolani Student Receives National “Emerging Young Leader” Award in Washington, DC

April 2, 2014
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 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard presents Hawaii's Brittany Amano with the Running Start Emerging Young Leader Award, April 2, 2014

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard presents Hawai‘i’s Brittany Amano with the Running Start Emerging Young Leader Award, April 2, 2014


Washington, DC– Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) presented 16-year-old Brittany Amano, a junior at ‘Iolani School, with the Running Start Emerging Young Leader Award today at a widely attended ceremony in Washington, DC. One of only five national finalists for the award, Brittany was recognized for starting two non-profit organizations and raising more than $596,000 for causes important to her and her community.

“Brittany has created significant positive change before she even has a high school diploma in hand,” said Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. “I enjoyed meeting with Brittany today, and sharing my appreciation for her proactive efforts to be of service to others. Brittany is a perfect example that you are never too young to raise your hand to serve and have an impact. She is absolutely deserving of the Emerging Young Leader Award, and is a great representative of the kind of talent and leadership Hawai‘i offers. I expect great things from Brittany in her very bright future.”

Photos from the awards ceremony are available here.

Click here and here for photos of Brittany meeting with Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard in her Washington, DC office this morning.

More information about Brittany’s accomplishments and the Running Start Emerging Young Leader Award are available here.

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