Locals honored at annual Light of Literacy awards

SALISBURY, Md. –  In Wicomico County, people who are making it their mission to promote literacy in the county got a chance to shine at the 2019 Light of Literacy Awards.

Community members from all across the county came together at Thursday’s awards ceremony to honor people and organizations making an impact.

One of those organizations, M4Reactor, is giving students a place for some hands on STEM experiences.

“Light of Literacy Award is here to honor those in the community who may not normally get recognized for what they’re doing to help literacy from math literacy, helping people learn how to read their bills to basic literacy in teaching children how to read,” explains Courtney Hastings, Director for Programs with the Wicomico County Public Libraries.

Light of Literacy gives six different people or organizations with awards:

2019 Organization Luminary Award: University of Maryland Extension

2019 Organization Luminary Award: MAC, Inc.

2019 Higher Education Luminary: Dr. Anjali Pandey

2019 Student Luminary: Eleanor Brown

2019 Adult Luminary: Susan Canfora

2019 Educator Luminary: Amber & Kelly Dorman

2019 STEM Literacy Luminary: M4Reactor

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