The Wilmington City Council and the Wilmington NAACP bestowed separate honors on the First State School at Wilmington Hospital at ceremonies in Wilmington in November.
The city council presented First State School with the 2014 Access Wilmington Committee Award for “Accessibility to Resources.” The council’s Access Wilmington Committee works in an advisory capacity to the mayor to raise awareness of accessibility issues and to advocate for resources on behalf of individuals with disabilities and their families who live, work or visit the City of Wilmington.
The NAACP also honored First State School at its annual Freedom Fund Banquet. The banquet aims to bring peace, justice and hope to communities by promoting programs to cultivate the advancement of education, health, community service, equality and humanity.
First State School was selected for its unique mission to provide academic instruction to children who are ill and need constant periods of hospitalization or rehabilitation.