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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 31, 2011

Nominations for youth leadership awards wanted

Bellevue Youth Link is seeking nominations now through April 25 to recognize outstanding community service by Bellevue children and teens. The 21st annual Community Leadership Awards will honor youth in elementary through high school who are making a positive difference in the community.

Nomination forms can be completed and downloaded at Youth Link, or picked up at several Bellevue locations, including: school offices; City Hall; the Crossroads and Factoria mini city halls; the public libraries; and community centers (Crossroads, Highland, North Bellevue and South Bellevue).  

The awards will be presented Tuesday, May 17, 6:30-8 p.m., at City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE. The event will be free and open to the public. Awards will be given for 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 in Arts (new award)
12. Outstanding Youth Volunteer - Boy
13. Outstanding Youth Volunteer - Girl
14. Outstanding Elementary School Student
15. Outstanding Middle School Student
16. Outstanding High School Student
17. "Warming Hearts Award"
18. Norm Maleng Award*
19. Bellevue Youth Council Most Valuable Player Award - Boy*
20. Bellevue Youth Council Most   Valuable Player Award - Girl*
21. Phil Kushlan Volunteer Award*
* Bellevue Youth Link participation required

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 Youth Link at 425-452-2846. 

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Contact Information

Family, Youth and Teen Services
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Helena Stephens, Manager
Phone: 425-452-2846
E-mail: hstephens@bellevuewa.gov

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