The Town of Oyster Bay is seeking nominations from the community for its “Kids of Distinction” Scholarship Program for 2013.
Supervisor John Venditto and Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc. co-Founders Robert A.J. Eslick and Philip M. Eslick, announced the annual program last week.
“The ‘Kids of Distinction’ Scholarship Program was initiated in an effort to recognize outstanding young people who have been active in exceptional endeavors in their community,” Venditto said. “As in years past, six exceptional Town of Oyster Bay youngsters will be honored for their commitment to their communities.”
The program focuses on activities participated in outside of school. These activities should have, in some way, benefited the community.
To date "Kids Helping Kids" has distributed $30,000 in academic scholarships to help the students fund their college education.
Nominees will be placed in two categories, those currently in 5th through 8th grade and those in grades 9-12. The age groups were established so nominees can be evaluated fairly against their peers. 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 May 15, 2013 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 found on the Town’s Web site, www.oysterbaytown.com. Winners will be recognized at an upcoming special ceremony held by the Oyster Bay Town Board and will be presented a $500 scholarship from Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way Inc.