The News-Times is calling for community nominations of boys and girls ranging from elementary school kindergartners to high school seniors to be considered for the honor of representing Forest Grove, Cornelius, Gaston or Banks as an Amazing Kid in his or her community.

The selected Amazing Kid will be recognized alongside other Amazing Kids from communities across northwest Oregon at a luncheon at Adventist Medical Center in Portland on Oct. 30.

The News-Times staff will select the Amazing Kid based on the nominee’s demonstrated efforts toward improving his or her community. While the nominee may be accomplished in academic studies, sports, dance, music and other disciplines, community service will be the primary criteria we will consider in choosing the Amazing Kid.

The nominee ultimately chosen to be the Amazing Kid will additionally be the focus of a feature story that will be published in a special section distributed in 20 Pamplin Media Group newspapers, reaching 425,000 community-minded readers.

To nominate a child you know, please email a nomination letter to editor Nancy Townsley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Letters should include a detailed description of why your nominee would be an ideal candidate to represent western Washington County as an Amazing Kid as well as contact information for the child’s family. Nominations must be received by Sunday, Aug. 31.

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