Throughout the year, the Camden County Board of Freeholders recognizes Camden County’s finest citizens for a wide-range of accomplishments.

 

Best of the Class

The annual Best of the Class celebrated and recognizes graduating seniors from every high school in Camden County. Every year, students and their parents attend a beautiful event where they are are honored in 7 different categories: Community Service, Leadership, Best Overall, Most Improved, Most Courageous, Performing Arts and School Spirit. For more information about the Best of the Class, call (856) 216-8217.

View the 2017 “Best of the Class” Award

Sports Hall of Fame

The Camden County Sports Hall of Fame was formed in 2004 and honors local sports legends for the contributions to athletics. The annual event shines a spotlight on some of the best athletes in the county, some of which have gone on to play their respective games at the highest levels of competition. Since the Hall of Fame began, over 150 residents have been inducted. For more information about the Sports Hall of Fame, call (856) 401-2451 or email halloffame@camdencounty.com.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Medal

Camden County’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Medal is presented to county residents who have selflessly contributed their time and effort to better their community in conjunction with the goals of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Since the Freedom Medal was introduced in 2001, this prestigious award has been given to almost 1,200 of Camden County’s most deserving residents. For more information about the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Medal, call (856) 216-8217.

Prominent Hispanic Awards

In commemoration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Camden County Board of Freeholders hosts the annual Prominent Hispanic Awards. The award celebrate the rich and diverse Hispanic heritage while recognizing the tremendous contribution, dedication, and hard work of the many unsung Hispanic individuals. These worthy role models have contributed both time and effort, and made a valuable difference in the quality of life for all residents.

For more information about this award, please contact the Camden County Office of Hispanic Affairs.

Baseball and Softball All-Star Games

Since 2003, Camden County has held a baseball and softball all-star game for graduating seniors from county high schools. Student athletes display their talents before continuing on to playing sports at the collegiate level. The baseball game is traditionally played on the Camden Waterfront at Campbell’s Field and the softball game is played at Eastern Regional High School’s AstroTurf softball field. For more information about the all-star games, call (856) 216-8217.

Sustainable Champion Award

The monthly Sustainable Champion Award is presented every Freeholder meeting to a county resident or organization that has made our planet and sustainability a priority.

Young Adult Community Leader Award

The Young Adult Community Leader Award is presented every Freeholder meeting to a young adult in Camden County who has exemplified leadership in their daily liv