Cynthia Ramos and Mayra Rios, two students from East Aurora High School, received the first Richard J. Daley Leadership in the Public Sphere Award. Carolyn Daley Scott presented the award on May 31, 2015, on behalf of UIC Library and Special Collections & University Archives. The students created a documentary, “Virginia Ohlson: The Revolutionary Nurse” using sources at the UIC Special Collections & University Archives at the Library of Health Sciences. Their project won the city and state contests for documentaries and will now advance to the National History Day contest this summer.

Carolyn Daley Scott presenting the Richard J. Daley Leadership in the Public Sphere Award to Cynthia Ramos. May 31, 2015 Photograph: Chicago Metro History Fair.

Carolyn Daley Scott presents the Richard J. Daley Leadership in the Public Sphere Award to Cynthia Ramos. May 31, 2015 Photograph: Chicago Metro History Fair.