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The Canby Herald is part of the annual Pamplin Media Group's program to honor kids in the local area

Amazing Kid nominations for Canby are now being sought.

Do you know an amazing kid 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 2018 Pamplin Media Group Amazing Kid.

The deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Each Amazing Kid's story is shared in a special section distributed through the Pamplin Media Group's 20 newspapers and read by over 400,000 readers throughout Oregon.

All the Amazing Kids will are honored at a gala event in May hosted by the Pamplin Media Group and featuring a celebrity keynote speaker.

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

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 others.

Newspaper staff from each Pamplin Media Group newspaper will select an Amazing Kid from their respective coverage area. In choosing each Amazing Kid honoree, the Pamplin Media Group newspapers 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 a high school senior or younger and there is no school affiliation requirement (homeschool, charter school, etc., is OK).

Applications details

Application should include:

-Nominator

-Nominator's relationship to nominee

-Nominator's phone number

-Nominee

-Age

-School

-City or place of residence

-Contact information (phone or email) for child or parents

-What makes them amazing in 150 words or less

-Additional notes

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