Know a stand-out West Linn kid who deserves kudos? 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 in a new contest sponsored by the Pamplin Media Group.

West Linn’s Amazing Kid will be recognized alongside other Amazing Kids from communities across northwest Oregon at an Oct. 30 luncheon at Adventist Medical Center in Portland. Dr. Robert Pamplin Jr., owner of Pamplin Media Group, and former Olympic figure skater and gold-medal winner Scott Hamilton will speak at the event, which is being produced with the help of Adventist Medical Center in conjunction with its annual Heroes of the Heart awards.

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 throughout northwest Oregon (including The Spokesman), reaching 425,000 community-minded readers.

The Tidings staff will also select several additional nominees to be featured in articles appearing in just this newspaper.

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.

To submit a nomination, 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);

n In 500 words or less, tell us about the nominee’s achievements and why he or she should be selected to represent West Linn;

n Include a photo of the nominee, and send it all to Tidings editor Luke Roney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 400 Second St., Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

Submissions must be in our hands by 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1.

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