Know an exceptional young person in western Washington County? Nominate them for our annual publication!

FILE PHOTO - 2018 Amazing KidsDo you know a young person 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 a 2019 Pamplin Media Group Amazing Kid.

Each year, newspapers across the Pamplin Media Group, including the Forest Grove News-Times and more than a dozen others, search the area for some of the community's most amazing and inspiring teenagers.

The deadline for submission is Monday, March. 4.

Each Amazing Kid's story is shared in a special magazine distributed in more than 20 newspapers across the state.

The winners will be honored at a gala event in May hosted by the Pamplin Media Group and featuring a celebrity keynote speaker.

Click here to nominate the special young person in your life

Now in its sixth year, Amazing Kids highlights the work young people are doing to make a difference in our communities.

Previous winners in western Washington County have included Forest Grove High School students working to become the first in their family to attend college; Glencoe students devoted to community service, and elementary school students working to feed the homeless and underprivileged.

The News-Times editorial board will select an Amazing Kid from our coverage area. In choosing each Amazing Kid honoree, editors place a heavy emphasis on volunteerism that makes a difference in the lives of other people.

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.

Nominees can be 18 or younger. Students can attend public school, homeschool, charter school, etc.

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