Take a look around — at school, in the library, at church or on the field. There are young stars everywhere making a difference, inspiring others and building the community.
Many may not even realize the effect they are having on others. It’s time to recognize their dedication and nominate them for the 2013 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Award.
The Minto Express supports the Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards so we can provide recognition for such outstanding young people who continue to be fine examples of leaders in our community. The awards program is co-ordinated by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA), of which we are a member.
Any Ontario resident aged six to 17 (must be at least six years but no older than 17 years by Nov. 30, 2013) is eligible to be chosen as an Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year.
Please help us by nominating an individual in one of four areas:
• A person involved in worthwhile community service.
• A special young person contributing to their community while living with a physical or psychological limitation.
• An individual who has performed an act of heroism in the past year.
• Good kids who show a commitment to make life better for others and do more than is normally expected of someone their age.
Up to 12 nominees will be chosen as the final recipients of the provincial award and will be invited to a special ceremony in the spring of 2014.
Nominate a deserving young person today and we will personally present them with a certificate of recognition and showcase their contributions in this newspaper.
Help us pay tribute to our leaders of today and tomorrow.
Nomination deadline for the 2013 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards is Nov. 30. Nomination forms are available at www.ocna.org/juniorcitizen or by calling the OCNA at 1-905-639-8720, ext. 221.
– from the Ontario Community Newspapers Association