The Town of Oyster Bay and Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc. announced that the Kids of Distinction Program will return for 2011, recognizing kids in grades 5 through 12 who have been active in exceptional endeavors in their community, taking part in activities done on their own initiative. The Kids of Distinction program focuses on activities participated in outside of school that have, in some way, benefited the community.
Nominees are placed in two categories by age, with grades 5 – 8 in one and grades 9 – 12 in the other. Three winners will be selected in each category by a committee organized by Kids Helping Kids.
Anyone who wishes to nominate a student should fill out a nominating form and submit it to Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc., prior to the April 30th deadline. Nominating forms can be obtained at Town Halls North (Oyster Bay) and South (Massapequa), as well as at local libraries. Nominating forms can also be downloaded by clicking here. Winners will be recognized at an upcoming meeting of the Oyster Bay Town Board on May 17th, 2011 at 7:00 PM and will be presented a $500 scholarship from Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way Inc.and a Kids Helping Kids commemorative plaque.
For more information on the Kids of Distinction Scholarship Program please call Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way Inc. at 516-249-9449 or e-mail Kids Helping Kids at HappyKidsClub@aol.com.