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Pamplin Media Group hosts annual Amazing Kids Event at OMSI

ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Estacada High School senior Tyler Kammeyer will be honored in the Pamplin Media Group's annual Amazing Kids special section.

Tyler Kammeyer, the Amazing Kid representing Estacada High School, and 28 other honorees will be recognized for the contributions they make to their communities and the inspiration they provide for young and old alike.

In choosing each Amazing Kid honoree, the Pamplin Media Group's selection committee placed a heavy emphasis on volunteerism and the young people's efforts to make a difference in the lives of others.

All 29 honorees will also be featured in a 72-page "Amazing Kids" special section, which will be published next week in all Pamplin Media Group newspapers.

In addition, the Amazing Kids will be honored at our celebratory event Monday, May 8, at OMSI in Portland.

"We're committed to showing our readers why we feel positive about the future of the communities we serve and the state of Oregon in general," said Pamplin Media Group President and Publisher Mark Garber. "These young people give us all a reason to be proud."

Months of work have gone into selecting the Amazing Kid honorees and telling their stories. But none of this would be possible without the support of numerous community-minded businesses and organizations whose leaders understand how import-

ant it is to recognize young people for their contributions.

"It's a great way to acknowledge all of the kids who are doing good things. There are a lot of kids out there doing really cool community-service projects, and they deserve to be recognized," said Stan Robinson, owner of Pacific West Roofing and presenting sponsor of the 2017 Amazing Kids. "Pacific West Roofing takes great pride in recognizing all kids who do what they can to support their schools, communities, friends and families."

Weston-Kia of Gresham is sponsor of Estacada High School student.

"Their efforts to serve are an inspiration to others," said Erinn Sowle, general manager of the Suburban Auto Group of Sandy. "With a world filled with so much negative news, they are truly a bright light leading us forward in a positive direction. These amazing kids are our future. We need to support them in their journey to discover their passion moving forward."

The May 8th event is presented by Pacific West Roofing and made possible by local businesses that believe in the value of giving back to their community.

Other major sponsors include Gresham Ford, Coastal Farm and Ranch, EleMar of Oregon, Stonebridge Homes and The Closet Factory.