Nominees Being Sought For Annual Ubora And Ahadi Awards

Nominees Being Sought for Annual Ubora and Ahadi Awards

The African Hall Subcommittee of the Springfield Museums is seeking nominations for the 25th annual Ubora Award and the 7th annual Ahadi Youth Award. The African Hall Subcommittee is a volunteer group comprised of educators, business people and community leaders from the African-American community. The nomination deadline for both awards is March 31, 2016.

The Ubora Award is presented to an African-American adult who has demonstrated a commitment to the Greater Springfield area and exhibited excellence in the fields of community service, education, science, humanities or the arts. The Swahili word ubora means “excellence.”

Named for the Swahili word for “promise,” the Ahadi Youth Award is presented to a young African-American who has excelled in academics and performed admirable service to the Greater Springfield community. Eligible candidates must be age 19 or younger, live in or have strong ties to the Greater Springfield area, and be currently enrolled in grades 10, 11 or 12. (The Ahadi Award is not a scholarship and does not include a monetary award.)

The Ubora and Ahadi awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Springfield Museums in September. Nominations forms can be downloaded by visiting For additional information, please call 413-263-6800, ext. 325, or email to  Nominations may be emailed to Ms. Cavagni or mailed to African Hall Subcommittee, c/o Valerie Cavagni, Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield, MA 01103.