FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Principal Tukeva Receives 2014 In Her Honor Award
Tukeva recognized for her vision, leadership and civic engagement
March 25, 2014, in a ceremony at Howard University, CHEC’s very own Maria Tukeva was a distinguished recipient of the 2014 In Her Honor award from The Emergence Community Arts Collective. The award recognized Maria for making history through an enduring legacy of activism and excellence in the field of education. This grassroots award celebrates significant contributions to the Pleasant Plains and Park View community.
The tradition of In Her Honor is the sharing of stories of women committed to preserving the foundation of a community – its people. The award publicly acknowledges behind-the-scenes work of just a few women who help sustain the social and cultural fabric of our neighborhood, tirelessly maintaining standards of education, social service and civic engagement. This year’s recipients also included; Shirikiana Aina, Rev. Dr. Shirley B. Cooper, Maria S. Gomez, Tahia Jackson, Lori Kaplan, and La Donna Smith.
Through Maria’s example, the award is yet another that lights up the Columbia Heights Educational Campus and makes known our contributions to the vitality of this great city.