We need your help in honoring young people who are making a difference in their communities

STAFF PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Bryton Figgins, a student at Estacada High School and one of last years Pamplin Media Group Amazing Kids, sits among the numerous boxes of breakfast cereals she collected and donated to a nonprofit that creates an inclusive environment for people with disabilities.

Do you know a young person who puts the needs of others before themselves? Or who 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.

The deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 4.

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

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

Now in its sixth year, Amazing Kids highlights the work young people are doing to make a difference in our communities. Last year's "Class of 2018" featured Bryton Figgins who attends Estacada High School. While living with brittle bone disease, Bryton took it upon herself to collect breakfast cereal for Camp Attitude, which creates a fun and inclusive environment for people with disabilities.

Newspaper staff from each Pamplin Media Group newspaper will select Amazing Kids 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).

Visit our website — — to nominate the special young person in your life.

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