Nominate an outstanding young volunteer for the 11th Annual Teens Who Care Awards Saturday, January 31, 2009 |
CENTRAL MAINE - Nominations are being accepted now for the 11th Annual Teens Who Care Awards on WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2, a celebration of outstanding teen volunteers in Maine communities. These were the 2008 honorees:
Teens may be nominated by any adult of the community (other than the nominee’s parents or legal guardian). The deadline is Friday, February 13; winners will be notified by February 25. Awards are to be presented at a ceremony on Monday, April 13, at the Portland Museum of Art, hosted by NEWS CENTER’s Lee Nelson and Sharon Rose. Transportation is provided for winners and their guests coming from the WLBZ 2 viewing area.
- Amber Casterlin is co-chair of the Brunswick Community for All Ages initiative, a committee united to create a stronger, healthier, more vibrant community.
- Lacie Craven owns her own flock of sheep; she shears and processes the fleeces, spins them into yarn, and then knits garments for the needy in her Machiasport community.
- Rebecca Fick uses Key Club and Student Council leadership at Dexter Regional High School as powerful springboards for important and innovative fundraising campaigns.
- Ashley Morgan is a member of the Lewiston Youth Advisory Council (LYAC), through which she and other young people created “U BOOZE U LOOZE,” a grassroots student effort to combat underage drinking.
- Katie Moskowitz has volunteered on a weekly basis at the Crossroads Youth Center, a performing arts-based afterschool program, for more than 4 years.
- Caleb Nickerson volunteers 6 hours each week with KidCare America, an after-school mentoring program for at-risk children.
Each of the six teens will be honored with a short video profile which will debut to the attendees that evening at the Museum, and will be televised later on WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2. Special “salute” spots will air on WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2 throughout the months of May and June. In addition to television recognition, each winner will receive a $2000 scholarship.
Teens Who Care is sponsored by MES (Maine Education Services) and MCCS (Maine Community College System).
For additional information, visit WCSH6.com and WLBZ2.com, where there is more information and a printable nomination form on the Community page (http://www.wcsh6.com/_pdfs/09TWCnomination.pdf), or call us at 1-800-464-1213.