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Do you know an 'Amazing Kid'?

Know a stand-out West Linn kid who deserves recognition? Well, we’ve got just the thing for you. The Tidings is now accepting nominations for boys and girls — from elementary school students to high school seniors — to represent West Linn as our community’s Amazing Kid.

West Linn’s Amazing Kid will be recognized alongside others from communities across northwest Oregon at a gala event hosted by Pamplin Media Group. In addition,West Linn’s Amazing Kid will be the focus of a feature story that will be published in a special section distributed in 20 Pamplin Media Group newspapers (including the Tidings) in April, reaching 425,000 community-minded readers.

The Tidings staff will select our 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 or other disciplines, community service will be one of the primary criteria we will consider in choosing West Linn’s Amazing Kid.

Nominees must be under the age of 18; they can be enrolled as a student at a private, public or charter school, or be home-schooled.

To submit a nomination for this year’s contest, please:

n Tell us the name of the nominee, along with his or her address and a contact phone number or email address for the nominee or his or her parent(s) or guardian(s). Also include your name and contact information,

and let us know your relationship to the nominee

n In 150 words or less, tell us about the nominee’s achievements and why he or she should be selected to represent our community

n Include a photo of the nominee if you’ve got one, and send it all to editor Leslie Pugmire Hole, lhole@pamplinmedia.com or 400 Second St., Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

Submissions must be in our hands by 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 29.