Do you know an Amazing Kid?
The Molalla Pioneer and its partner newspapers are seeking submissions to our 2017 Amazing Kids contest. The deadline for submission is Sunday, March 5.
The annual Amazing Kids special section is distributed in Pamplin Media Group newspapers throughout the region in April. The Amazing Kids will be honored at a gala event May 8, hosted by Pamplin Media Group.
Now in its fourth season, Amazing Kids has been highlighting the work young people are doing to make a difference in our community. In past years, it has featured a high schooler rising above homelessness, a young duck breeder looking to feed the hungry, and a hip-hop artist using music to build community, among many other amazing youths.
If you know of an exceptional young person, please submit a brief description of why your nominee deserves to be recognized, along with contact information for both you and the nominee.
Nominees should be under 18 by the application deadline, March 5, and there is no school affiliation requirement (homeschool, charter school, etc., is OK). However, only one nominee will be chosen each year from each geographic area covered by a PMG newspaper.
You can see last year's Amazing Kids section online at http://publications.pmgnews.com/fpubs/2016/amazing-kids-2016/. You can see a story on last year's gala at http://portlandtribune.com/ttt/89-news/306099-184024-terry-porter-delivers-inspiration-to-portland-areas-amazing-kids.