DEXTER - Dexter Regional High School football coach Tim Wilson has been recognized as a 2009 recipient of the International Leadership Award from the World Affairs Council of Maine.
Wilson was recognized for his involvement in Seeds of Peace, a program founded in 1993 that brings together youth from areas of conflict, such as the Middle East, in an effort to foster a spirit of peaceful co-existence.
Wilson served as vice president and director of the Seeds of Peace camp in Otisfield, Maine, from its inception until his retirement in 2006, and he remains a camp adviser. He also has been active involving students from Dexter High in the Seeds of Peace experience and the issues faced by campers from other areas of the world.
The International Leadership Award is presented annually to an individual, company or organization that works to provide peace locally and globally while exemplifying qualities of dedication, patience and leadership.
The Seeds of Peace program also was presented an International Leadership Award by the World Affairs Council of Maine.
The World Affairs Council of Maine was founded in 1977 to promote the understanding of world events and issues, foreign policy and international trade, and other countries and cultures.
Wilson will enter the fourth year of his second stint as the head football coach at Dexter this fall. He previously coached the Tigers from 1966 to 1971, leading the team to state championships in 1969 and 1970.