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Nomination letters must be submitted by Feb. 8.
Teens from all areas of East Jefferson County are eligible for the awards, said Melanie Bozak, program chairwoman.
The nominees, their families and the nominators will be the guests of the Port Townsend Kiwanis Club at a special ceremony and reception to honor them in February.
Community leaders will present the awards.
The program began in 2003 to honor local teens for outstanding leadership and community service.
A total of 106 teens have been recognized over the past nine years.
Nominees must be residents of East Jefferson County and be between the ages of 14 and 18.
The period of community service must have occurred during 2012.
Suggested activities might include a project benefiting the community, an individual or a nonprofit group; performing an act of heroism; outstanding leadership in school, church or service organizations; or other activities that demonstrate the teen has gone above and beyond for the community.
Photographs or news articles of the nominees involved in their community service are encouraged and will be returned to the nominators.
Nomination letters must include a complete description of the services performed, along with the following information:
■ Name, address, telephone number, email address if known and age of the nominee.
■ School and attended and grade level.
■ Name or names of parents or guardians.
■ Name, address, telephone number and email address of the person making the nomination.
Letters should be marked “2012 Teen Leaders Awards” and may be mailed to Bozak at 1307 25th St., Port Townsend, WA 98368.
For more information, phone Bozak at 360-531-1329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.