Young Citizen of the Year: Nominations open for award honoring students' community service
At an early age, Aaron Mukerjee began to take notice of those less fortunate than he.
His parents are from India, and on visits there he noticed the extreme poverty there. He began to donate some of his allowance to help educate children living there.
As he grew older, Mukerjee began looking for ways to make a difference in his own community of Saline.
It’s that spirit of leadership and community service that AnnArbor.com seeks to honor with the Young Citizen of the Year Award. Mukerjee won the award in 2012. We’re accepting nominations of deserving high school students for the 2013 Young Citizen Award through April 1. The award was created by The Ann Arbor News in 1998 to honor community service and leadership on the part of area high school students. After The News closed in 2009, AnnArbor.com announced that it would continue recognizing the service and leadership of young people in our community.
"Each year, we at AnnArbor.com are humbled by the good work we see these students doing," said Laurel Champion, AnnArbor.com 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 AnnArbor.com. 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: