John Ferguson

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Nominated by:  Peter Markes

John Ferguson is the founder of the nonprofit organization, American Voices. His contribution to education pertains to using the performing arts as a vehicle to spread goodwill and educational opportunities across developing nations.  Over the past two decades his work has impacted over 120 countries. At his Youth Excellence on Stage (YES) Academies and Camp Unity initiatives, Ferguson has brought together hundreds of young artists from warring communities in nations such as Afghanistan, Lebanon and Iraq to foster collaboration and friendships through a shared love of music and dance.

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