Westchester, NY—This past weekend, Congressman Eliot L. Engel was awarded the “Great Knight Award” by the Mount Vernon Foundation for all of the work he’s done on behalf of the communities he represents in Congress, including Mount Vernon.
“From politics to professional sports to education and music, these warriors of change will receive the ‘Great Knight Award’ for their contributions to their craft and community,” the Foundation states online. Joining Congressman Engel were fellow honorees Mike Phillips, Renowned Saxophonist and International Jazz Artist; Kaya Henderson, former Chancellor of Washington D.C. Public Schools; and Deajah Stevens, 2016 Olympian, World Record Holder, and Nike Sponsored Athlete.
“I want to thank the Mount Vernon Foundation for this tremendous honor and congratulate the other honorees who are also being recognized for their remarkable work,” Engel said. “It truly is humbling to be recognized with such and impressive slate of extraordinary individuals.
“Serving the community has been my lifelong passion, first as a classroom teacher, then as a guidance counselor, and finally as an elected official. To be recognized for that life’s work is truly special, and I am deeply touched to receive this honor.”