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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 1, 2008

Youth leadership award nominations sought

Bellevue Youth Link, a youth leadership program sponsored by the City of Bellevue and Bellevue Public Schools, is seeking nominations for its annual community leadership awards, which honor young people who provide outstanding community service. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., Monday, May 12.

The 18th annual Community Leadership Awards ceremony will honor 17 young people, elementary through high school, in the following categories:

  1. Most Inspirational Youth - Boy
  2. Most Inspirational Youth - Girl
  3. Athlete - Boy
  4. Athlete - Girl
  5. Scholar - Boy
  6. Scholar - Girl
  7. Youth Leader - Boy
  8. Youth Leader - Girl
  9. Diversity Champion
  10. Environmental Champion
  11. Youth Volunteer - Boy
  12. Youth Volunteer - Girl
  13. Elementary School Student
  14. Middle School Student
  15. High School Student
  16. "Warming Hearts Award"
  17. Norm Maleng Award (Bellevue Youth Court Participation Required)

Nomination forms can be picked up in Bellevue school offices, Bellevue City Hall, City Community Centers, Crossroads and Factoria Mini City Halls and Bellevue Libraries.

Bellevue Youth Link will present the awards at a reception and ceremony Thursday, May 29, 7 p.m. at the Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE Sixth St.  The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. RSVP to Bellevue Youth Link at 425-452-2846.

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Family, Youth and Teen Services
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Helena Stephens, Manager
Phone: 425-452-2834
E-mail: hstephens@bellevuewa.gov

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