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Nominations are now closed for the
2013 Jefferson Awards

the Jefferson Award There are heroes who score touchdowns and shoot winning baskets. But more importantly, there are heroes who read to the blind, help the disadvantaged, or prepare food for shelters.

Now is their time to be celebrated. You can nominate your hero for the Jefferson Award for his or her extradordinary community service.

This is WCHS-TV's 28th year of involvement with the Jefferson Awards and the American Institute for Public Service in Washington, DC. Five nominees will be selected for honors at a luncheon this Spring and their stories highlighted on Eyewitness News at Noon.

The Award honors deserving area citizens, and each will receive the Jefferson Medal from the American Institute for Public Service. One of the local winners will be selected to receive a trip to Washington D.C. in June to attend the National Awards Ceremonies of the American Institure for Public Service. In 1994, one of our local winners was selected as one of the five national winners and spoke in the Supreme Court chambers.

Past local winners have come from all walks of life including policemen, teachers, nurses, coaches, those running food or clothing banks and neighbors helping neighbors. Some are paid, others are volunteers, most are unrecognized.

If you know someone who deserves to be nominated, send a letter describing their activities and contributions to the community. Simply print this form (click to open a new window with a printer friendly nomination form), complete it and send it in.

There is no entry fee and no age limit.

Thank you for nominating a deserving volunteer!

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