Nominations open for News-Times' next Amazing Kid
Do you know an amazing kid in western Washington County who puts the needs of others before themselves? Or has overcome hardship but still perseveres to make a difference in their community?
If so, they would be a great candidate to be honored as the News-Times' 2018 Pamplin Media Group Amazing Kid.
Each Amazing Kid's story is shared in a special section distributed through the Pamplin Media Group's 20 newspapers and read by more than 400,000 readers throughout Oregon.
All the Amazing Kids will are honored at a gala event in May hosted by the Pamplin Media Group and featuring a celebrity keynote speaker.
Now in its fifth year, Amazing Kids highlights the work young people are doing to make a difference in our communities.
This year, News-Times staff will once again select an Amazing Kid based on the nominee's demonstrated efforts toward improving his or her community. While the nominee may be skilled in academic studies, sports, dance, music or other disciplines, community service will be one of the primary criteria the News-Times will consider.
Nominees can be enrolled as a student at a private, public or charter school, or be home-schooled, but they must be 18 or younger by the Feb. 28 application deadline and they must live in Forest Grove, Cornelius, Banks, North Plains, Gaston, Vernonia or surrounding rural areas.If you know of an exceptional young person, please submit a brief description of why your nominee deserves to be recognized, along with location and contact information for both the nominator and the nominee.
Submissions must reach the News-Times by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28.
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