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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, February 6, 2010

Nominations sought for everyday heroes

Advertiser Staff

The Honolulu Advertiser and Hawaii News Now want to recognize the everyday heroes, the ones who volunteer without thought of attention or personal gain, for the annual Jefferson Award for Public Service.

Nominations are being accepted now through Feb. 26. The program, founded by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, former U.S. Sen. Robert Taft Jr., and Sam Beard, has developed into the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for public and community service. To nominate someone, submit your nomination by going to wwww.honoluluadvertiser.com by clicking onto the logo to nominate a local hero, www.hawaiinewsnow.com and search for Jefferson Award and email your nomination form to jeffersonawards@beckercommunications.com. Or fax your nomination to (808) 537-4990or mail to The Jefferson Awards, 119 Merchant St., Suite 300, Honolulu, HI 96813.
A panel of judges will review the nominations and select five recipients to be recognized in April. One person will be selected to represent Hawaii at a national awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.