Nominations for the Livingston County Teen Recognition Awards are due Feb. 4.
The annual awards celebrate outstanding young people in Livingston County communities. Nominees have demonstrated community engagement, exceptional leadership, or positively influenced others while overcoming a significant challenge.
To be eligible, applicants must be 15 years old by February 4. Young people are eligible as long as they are in school and until they graduate from high school.
Youth-related community members in schools, government, organizations, faith communities, neighborhoods are invited to nominate a teenager whose actions and behaviors over time make the community a better place. Parents, guardians and relatives are not allowed to nominate a person to whom they are related. Young people can nominate their peers.
The named youth may be a resident of Livingston County or may reside outside the county while making a significant contribution to Livingston County.
Academic and athletic ability or participation alone are not considered selection criteria. However, how the adolescent leads (cooperative, team player, mentor, leader) may be considered relevant to the nomination.
Selected candidates will be recognized in a meaningful way in a way that will be planned by the Youth Council. In years past, nominees have been recognized at a spring banquet, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, recognition plans have been adjusted to include virtual programs.
In some years, up to 100 teenagers have been recognized.
The awards are sponsored by the Livingston County Board of Supervisors.