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Posted on Sun, Mar 31, 2013 : 5:56 a.m.

Deadline nears for Young Citizen of the Year nominations

By Staff is accepting nominations for the 2013 Young Citizen of the Year Award through April 1.

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Aaron Mukerjee won the Young Citizen of the Year Award in 2012.

The award honors community service and leadership on the part of area high school students.

Past award winners have, among other things, founded student advocacy groups, taught English to children in China and helped produce a teen talent showcase.

"Each year, we at are humbled by the good work we see these students doing," said Laurel Champion, executive vice president. "We hope readers will take the time to tell us about students they see making a difference in their neighborhoods and in the broader community."

The winner and nine finalists for this year’s award will be announced in June.

The winner receives a $2,000 scholarship from Finalists receive $1,000 scholarships from the Robert Bruce Dunlap Fund of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.

To nominate a student, fill out the form below: