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Times seeks nominees for Amazing Kid honor

The Times is calling for community nominations of boys and girls ranging from elementary school kindergartner to a high school senior to be considered for the honor of representing Tigard, Tualatin or Sherwood as an Amazing Kid in his or her community.

The selected Amazing Kid will be recognized alongside other Amazing Kids from communities across northwest Oregon at a luncheon at Adventist Medical Center in Portland on Oct. 30.

Speaking at the event will be Dr. Robert Pamplin Jr., owner of the Pamplin Media Group, and former Olympic figure skater and winner of four gold medals, Scott Hamilton. This special event is being produced with the help of Adventist Medical Center, in conjunction with its annual Heroes of the Heart awards.

The Times staff will select the Amazing Kid based on the nominee’s demonstrated efforts toward improving his or her community.

While the nominee may be accomplished in academic studies, sports, dance, music and other disciplines, community service will be the primary criteria we will consider in choosing the Amazing Kid to represent Tigard, Tualatin or Sherwood.

Times staff members will choose select nominees to be featured in articles appearing in the newspaper. The nominee ultimately chosen to be the Amazing Kid representing Tigard, Tualatin or Sherwood will additionally be the focus of a feature story that will be published in a special section distributed in 20 Pamplin Media Group newspapers throughout northwest Oregon, reaching 425,000 community-minded readers.

To nominate a child you know, please email a nomination letter to editor Christina Lent at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Letters should include a detailed description of why your nominee would be an ideal candidate to represent his or her community as an Amazing Kid as well as contact information for the child's family. Nominations must be received by Sunday, Aug. 31.



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