Kid power recognized 

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Editor's Note: Today we received the following notice from the Children's Museum:

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis announces the 8th Annual Power of Children Awards: Making a Difference. The 2012 online application process is now open.

The Power of Children Awards: Making a Difference is an annual event intended to honor and further empower middle- and high-school students (grades 6—11) who have made a significant impact on the lives of others, demonstrated selflessness, and exhibited a commitment to service and the betterment of society. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is seeking to nurture and recognize individual youth as role models who exemplify an extraordinary commitment to public service and social responsibility.

Each award recipient will receive the following:

* A $2,000 grant to continue his or her extraordinary work.
* A four-year post-secondary scholarship to a participating institution of higher learning.
* Recognition in the museum's The Power of Children exhibit for at least one year.
* Honor and recognition during a special awards event on Nov. 2, 2012, at The Children's Museum.
* Special WISH-TV 8 individual interview aired the week prior to the awards.

Only individuals are eligible for nomination. Nominations will not be accepted from individuals in a group, or for group projects.

Nominees must be enrolled in Grades 6 to 11 as of the application deadline: midnight, April 30, 2012.

Nominators must be adults, 21 years of age or older, and may not be a parent, guardian, or immediate family member.

Nominees must have actively participated in the projects during the 2011—2012 school year.

We encourage you to start thinking about students worthy of nomination. All Nomination Forms and Nominee Statements must be submitted electronically or postmarked no later than midnight on Monday, April 30, 2012.

Please feel free to make this information available to all teachers, staff, and others who may have knowledge of student activities.

For more information, full rules and criteria, and nomination forms please visit:

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