Newtown Kindness organization to honor local teen with top award

Teen’s mom seeks sponsorship to allow the teen to accept the award in person

LAS VEGAS – The families and friends of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Newtown, Conn. have selected local high school sophomore Corey Taylor Millington of Northwest Career & Technical Academy as a recipient of the Charlotte Bacon Newtown Kindness Award.

To be presented in Newtown Saturday, Feb. 22, the award is one of the top honors presented by the Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Awards committee.

A student of NWCTA’s broadcast journalist program, Millington was selected for the honor because of the positive impact she’s making nationwide through her own radio show, Corey Taylor Talks, which she established using the money she had saved up to buy a car. An online radio show that airs every Thursday from 6-7 p.m. at vegasallnetradio.com, Corey Taylor Talks focuses on anti-bullying and has even covered suicide prevention. Once a victim of bullying herself, Millington uses the show to bring support and positivity to teens who are being bullied or are struggling in some other way as well as provide awareness and understanding to those who bully.

“Newtown Kindness and the Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Awards were founded in memory of Charlotte Bacon, a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. [The awards were] established to foster a kindness mindset in children and recognize special kids who complete acts of kindness,” the website says. (More on Charlotte here: http://www.newtownkindness.org/who-we-are/meetcharlotte/.)

Currently, Millington’s mom is seeking a sponsorship of two roundtrip plane tickets and a two-night motel room stay that would allow the teen to accept the award in person.

Anyone willing to sponsor the teen’s trip can contact Millington’s mother, Linda “Niki” Miniaci at ilovecnc@aol.com or at 702-497-4278. They can also go directly coreytaylortalks.com and hit the “donate” button. Those wanting to contact the school for verification or donation can contact David Philippi, community partnership coordinator, Northwest Career and Technical Academy, at 702-799-4640, ext. 4305 or dphilippi@interact.ccsd.net.

Located in North Las Vegas, the Northwest Career and Technical Academy is a 5-star school and a Magnet School of Distinction. It is in its seventh year of operation with students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. It is a magnet school that serves a diverse student body. The student population is more than 1,800 and has a student/teacher ratio of 28/1.

For more information on Northwest Career and Technical Academy, visit nwctahawks.net.

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