Highland Park to Posthumously Honor HPHS Graduate Tyrone Harrison with Annual MLK Day Humanitarian Award

The Highland Park Human Relations Commission will posthumously present its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award to Mr. Tyrone Harrison, a Highland Park High School graduate and New Brunswick High School vice principal. The awards event is part of Highland Park’s annual recognition of civic action and community goodwill.

The Highland Park Human Relations Commission will posthumously award its annual Humanitarian Award to Mr. Tyrone Harrison, a Highland Park High School graduate and New Brunswick High School vice principal. Mr. Harrison was struck and killed by a drag racer in October 2018 in Piscataway. (Photo courtesy of Michael Lassiter)

Mr. Harrison was struck and killed in October 2018 by a drag racer while walking along Stelton Road in Piscataway.

The awards program will take place Monday, January 21, 2019, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Highland Park High School auditorium, 102 N. Fifth Ave., Highland Park.

The keynote speaker will be Highland Park native and student journalist Amiri Tulloch. Rabbi Esther Reed, senior associate director of Rutgers Hillel, will provide special remarks.

The annual event recognizes individuals who have contributed to the fabric of the Highland Park community by embodying the spirit of the Human Relations Commission’s mission of “fostering goodwill, cooperation, and conciliation” in the Borough by promoting cross-cultural understanding and awareness.

For more information on this year’s MLK Day Jr. Humanitarian Awards and to RSVP, click here.

Editor’s Note: The author of this article is a member of the Highland Park Human Relations Commission.

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