The debra of America Spirit Award

Who will be the 2017 Spirit Award Winner?

Harlee Suzanne Bass

Harlee Suzanne Bass of Lynn, Alabama was the 2016 debra of America Spirit Award winner! Harlee recently graduated high school and was her class salutatorian. She is a constant source of inspiration to all who are around her.


CONTEST DIRECTIONS & RULES

To nominate a person with EB for the 2017 debra of America Spirit Award, please follow the instructions below:

1) Email events [at] debra [dot] org with “DEBRA OF AMERICA SPIRIT AWARD” in the subject line.

2) In the email include the following:

  • The nominee’s full name and age
  • The nominees’s town/state
  • At least 2 color photos of the nominee
  • 2-3 sentences describing why your nominee should win

Every month, the person with the most unique email nominations will be recognized on our Facebook, Twitter, and in our monthly E-Newsletter as that month's finalist. If you submit a nomination and the individual doesn’t win that month – don’t worry, they still have a chance to win! All non-finalist nominees will roll over to the following month for consideration. The 2017 debra of America Spirit Award winner will be chosen from this group of finalists by our EB Impact Committee in September, 2017. The winner will receive two tickets to the 19th Annual debra of America Benefit (date tbd) in New York City and transportation and accommodations for two.


THE 2016 DEBRA OF AMERICA SPIRIT AWARD FINALISTS

MARCH - Harlee Suzanne Bass (Alabama)
APRIL - Cole Garland (Florida)
MAY - Josiah Spires (Louisiana)
JUNE - Aya Flayyih (Michigan)
JULY - Davion Breaux (Texas)
AUGUST - Zachery Myers (Pennsylvania)
SEPTEMBER - Isaiah Zarate (California)

THE 2015 DEBRA OF AMERICA SPIRIT AWARD FINALISTS

JANUARY - Joseph Parrelli (14, Brooklyn, New York)
FEBRUARY - Hunter Houck (8, Huber Heights, Ohio)
MARCH - Nicholas "Nicky" Zahorcak (18, Lancaster, California)
APRIL - Amaya Usher (9, Dallas, Texas)
MAY - Bayleigh Templeton (5, Puyullap, Washington)
JUNE - Benjamin Yonattan (13, Kalamazoo, Michigan)
JULY - Ariana Covarrubias (16, Los Angeles, California)
AUGUST - Logan Mansfield (4, Olathe, Kansas)
SEPTEMBER - Bailey Danner (7, Johnson City, Tennessee)

THE DEBRA OF AMERICA SPIRIT AWARD WINNERS (1999-2016)

2016 - Harlee Suzanne Bass, Alabama
2015 - Ariana Covarrubias, California
2014 – RobbieTwible, New York
2013 – 15th Benefit (Honored Families For Adopting EB Children)
2012 – Courtney Roth, Louisiana (Honored in Memory of Tripp Roth)
2011 – Megan Barron, North Carolina
2010 – Corinne Meirowitz, New Jersey
2009 – EJ Carfi, Connecticut
2008 – Jassamine Domino, Texas
2007 – Shardai Cousino, Tennessee
2006 – Amy O’Neill, Connecticut
2005 – Samantha Sheridan, Florida
2004 – Angel Abbott, Florida
2003 – Monique Elena Mori, South Carolina
2002 – Jennifer Deprizio, Florida
2001 – Racheal Verdicchio-Morris, Connecticut
2000 – Kelly and Kate Daley, New York
1999 – Dana Marquardt, New York


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