The 2013 Governor’s Humanities Awards will be held at 6pm tonight at the Charley’s Cabaret of the Pacific Islands Club Saipan.
Northern Marianas Humanities Council executive director Scott Russell said that 10 nominations were received by the organization for this year’s awards.
“The awards allow the council, in cooperation with the Office of the Governor, to recognize outstanding contributions to the humanities made by individuals in our community,” he said.
Awardees will be presented with inscribed plaques.
Tonight’s program will also include remarks by Gov. Eloy S. Inos and council chair David J. Attao, poetry recitals by the winners of last night’s 10th Annual Valentine N. Sengebau Poetry Competition, recognition of the Council’s donors and partners.
The event is held annually in October as a part of CNMI Humanities Month.
Awardees are recognized for notable achievement in four categories: Research and Publication in the Humanities; Preservation of Traditional Cultural Practices; Preservation of CNMI History; and Outstanding Humanities Teacher (in both classroom and non-classroom settings).
A fifth category, Lifetime Achievement, recognizes significant contributions to the humanities over multiple decades. This award may be given posthumously.
The 2012 awardees included Dr. Keith L. Camacho, Tita A. Hocog, Tonny Y. Goobad, Carmen S. Taimanao, and Catherine R. Perry, and Agnes M. McPhetres.
For more information about tonight’s 2013 Governor’s Humanities Awards, contact council staff at 235-4785.