Last year, the Newton Upper Upper Falls Area Council established the Ken Newcomb Upper Falls Book Award. Mr. Newcomb wrote the definitive history of Newton Upper Falls, The Makers of the Mold, and was a great contributor to the Upper Falls community. Mr. Newcomb died in 2002.
The Ken Newcomb Upper Falls Book Award is given to the high school junior from Newton Upper Falls (home address within 02464 ZIP code) who in the judgment of the members of the Newton Upper Falls Area Council best combines the following:
· Contributions to the Newton Upper Falls community
· Good character
· Good academic performance
The Book Award recipient will receive the following:
· A copy of The Makers of the Mold, Ken Newcomb’s history of Newton Upper Falls
· A $50 gift certificate to New England Mobile Book Fair
Nominations should include a short essay explaining why you or they should win the Book Award (50 words minimum). Nominations can be sent to any member of the Area Council. The deadline is May 16, 2016.
Does your village or organization offer a similar opportunity for a deserving Newton student? Let us know in the comments!