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Do you know an Amazing Kid?

Nominations are now open for 2017 awards program by Pamplin Media Group

If you know an amazing kid, this is your chance to give him or her a shout-out in the local newspaper.

The News-Times is once again sponsoring the annual Amazing Kids award, presented to a young person who has worked to make a difference in their community. Now in its fourth year, the award places an emphasis on youth who excel in the areas of volunteerism and community service.

Last year's selection was Walker Copley of Banks Middle School. At 14, Walker was singled out by his teachers and peers as a model of kindness as a student, athlete and friend.

In past years Amazing Kids have served as peer mentors, Cub Scout flag bearers and at local food pantries. Their school counselors, teachers and friends have lauded them as genuinely caring for others' welfare.

This is your invitation to nominate an Amazing Kid this year. Deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 5. For more information, or to nominate an outstanding young person, visit ForestGroveNewsTimes.com.

The selected Amazing Kid will be honored along outstanding youth from throughout the Portland area at a gala event May 8 at OMSI in Portland, hosted by the News-Times' parent company, Pamplin Media Group. Honorees will also be featured in a special news magazine published in early May.

To be considered, nominees must live in the communities of Banks, Cornelius, Forest Grove or Gaston and be enrolled in a public or private elementary, middle or high school, including charter and homeschools. To nominate an outstanding youth, please complete the nomination form on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/forestgrove.newstimes/) and provide a brief explanation of how your nominee has made a difference in the community.

Only one nominee will be selected as the News-Times' Amazing Kid, but all nominees will be recognized for their outstanding contribution to our community.

For more information, contact Publisher Nikki DeBuse at 503-357-3181 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..