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The SPARK Awards

The SPARK Awards is an annual televised awards show airing on WKNO and the PBS network throughout the state of Tennessee. The show spotlights organizations and individuals in 13 categories, who are making a difference in the Mid-South. The public casts nominations and The Midtown Memphis Rotary Club selects the honorees. Media producer and host, Jeremy C. Park, has been producing and hosting the show since its inception in 2014.

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The SPARK Awards 2021 - December 13, 2021
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The SPARK Awards 2021 - December 13, 2021

Rob Grayson and Tracy Bethea host the eighth annual SPARK Awards. The 2021 honorees of the SPARK Awards includes winners in 13 categories, including Legacy Award recipient Craig Littles. The SPARK Awards is the Mid-South's annual televised award show focused on honoring individuals and organizations making a difference in our community. Produced by WKNO-TV and cityCURRENT, major funding for The SPARK Awards is provided by Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance and Champion Promotion. Additional funding is provided by Meritan, United Way of the Mid-South, My Town Movers/My Town Roofing/My Town Miracles, and SRVS. Nominations come from the public and are reviewed and finalized by The Midtown Memphis Rotary Club. Corporate, 100 Employees or Fewer: Grind City Kicks Corporate, 101-499 Employees: Nucor Logistics Corporate, 500+ Employees: Baptist Memorial Healthcare Nonprofit, Budget under $1 million: Memphis Shelby PAL Nonprofit, Budget $1-5 Million: Memphis Child Advocacy Center Nonprofit, Budget Greater than $5 Million: Palmer Home for Children Education Leadership: Dr. Patricia Bafford (Senior Manager, Health Services, Shelby County Schools) Education Educator: Allyson Chick (Teacher, Richland Elementary) Education School: Kirby Middle School Individual Adult: Doug Bell Individual Collegiate: Matthew Szalaj Individual Youth: Miller Manguno 2021 Legacy Award: Craig Littles The SPARK Awards is an extension of our WKNO-TV series, The SPARK. The SPARK is a monthly 30-minute show, executive produced and hosted by Jeremy C. Park, CEO of cityCurrent, about business and community leaders who are fueling change and giving back to the Mid-South. The SPARK airs the third Friday of each month at 7:30 PM on WKNO/Channel 10. It is a collaborative production between cityCURRENT and WKNO-TV.
The Spark Awards 2020
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The Spark Awards 2020

Rob Grayson and Tracy Bethea host the seventh annual SPARK Awards. The 2020 honorees of the SPARK Awards includes winners in 13 categories, including Legacy Award recipient Bill Sehnert. The SPARK Awards is the Mid-South's annual televised award show focused on honoring individuals and organizations making a difference in our community. Produced by WKNO-TV and cityCURRENT, major funding for The SPARK Awards is provided by Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance and Champion Promotion. Additional funding is provided by SRVS, Meritan, Mueller Industries, YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South, United Way of the Mid-South, Stuart Lloyd Cohen, and My Town Movers/My Town Roofing/My Town Miracles. Nominations come from the public and are reviewed and finalized by The Midtown Memphis Rotary Club. Corporate, 100 Employees or Fewer: Start2Finish Event Management Corporate, 101-499 Employees: Radians Corporate, 500+ Employees: Campbell Clinic Nonprofit, Budget under $1 million: Room in the Inn Nonprofit, Budget $1-5 Million: Slingshot Memphis Nonprofit, Budget Greater than $5 Million: Memphis Jewish Community Center Education Leadership: Dr. Kandi Hill-Clarke (Dean, University of Memphis College of Education) Education Educator: Roya Alizadegan (Teacher, Houston High) Education School: Frederick Douglass High Optional School Individual Adult: Paul A. Young Individual Collegiate: Nuanqiu Hou Individual Youth: Myles Butler 2020 Legacy Award: Bill Sehnert The SPARK Awards is an extension of our WKNO-TV series, The SPARK. The SPARK is a monthly 30-minute show, executive produced and hosted by Jeremy C. Park, CEO of cityCurrent, about business and community leaders who are fueling change and giving back to the Mid-South. The SPARK airs the third Friday of each month at 7:30 PM on WKNO/Channel 10. It is a collaborative production between cityCURRENT and WKNO-TV.
The SPARK Awards: Highlights
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