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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 28, 2013

Nominations sought for youth leadership awards

Bellevue Youth Link is seeking nominations to recognize outstanding community service by Bellevue children and teens. The 23rd annual Community Leadership Awards will honor Bellevue young people who are making positive, tangible impacts in the community.

Nomination forms can be downloaded at Youth Link, or picked up at several locations, including: Bellevue school offices; Bellevue City Hall; Crossroads and Factoria Mini City Halls; Bellevue public libraries; and community centers (Crossroads, Highland, North Bellevue and South Bellevue). 
The awards will recognize young people in grades elementary through high school. Nominations will be accepted through May 17 and the awards will be presented Wednesday, May 29, 6:30-8 p.m., at City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE. The event will be free and open to the public. Nominations will be accepted in the following categories:

  1. Most Inspirational Youth - Boy
  2. Most Inspirational Youth - Girl
  3. Outstanding Athlete - Boy
  4. Outstanding Athlete - Girl
  5. Outstanding Scholar - Boy
  6. Outstanding Scholar - Girl
  7. Outstanding Youth Leader - Boy
  8. Outstanding Youth Leader - Girl
  9. Diversity Champion
  10. Environmental Champion
  11. Outstanding Youth Volunteer - Boy
  12. Outstanding Youth Volunteer - Girl
  13. Outstanding Elementary School Student
  14. Outstanding Middle School Student
  15. Outstanding High School Student
  16. "Warming Hearts Award"
  17. Norm Maleng Award*
  18. Bellevue Youth Council Most Valuable Player Award - Boy*
  19. Bellevue Youth Council Most Valuable Player Award - Girl*
  20. Phil Kushlan Volunteer Award*
    *(Bellevue Youth Link participation required for these awards)

Bellevue Youth Link is a youth leadership program sponsored by the City of Bellevue and Bellevue Public Schools. For more information or to RSVP for the awards ceremony, call Bellevue Youth Link at 425-452-5254 or email palina@bellevuewa.gov.

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Contact Information

Parks & Community Services
450 110th Ave NE
PO Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Patrick Alina
Phone: 425-452-5254
E-mail: palina@bellevuewa.gov

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