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Deadline Extended for Outstanding Young Man/Young Woman of the Year ProgramDeadline Extended for Outstanding Young Man/Young Woman of the Year Program<div class="ExternalClassFD7A303B827543239F7CE12C8557A095"><p>The city of Phoenix Youth and Education Office is now accepting applications for the 2019 Outstanding Young Man/Young Woman (OYMYW) of the Year awards.  </p><p>The OYMYW of the Year program recognizes and honors the outstanding achievements of young people, enhances the perception of youth and raises community awareness of the positive contributions of youth.</p><p>This awards program is open to any students currently enrolled in high school in Phoenix or live within Phoenix city limits.  Here's how it works:</p><ul><li>One young man and one young woman will be selected as winners from each city council district and receive an award of $500.</li><li>In addition, each district-level winner will be eligible for an additional $1,500 award if they are selected as the citywide winners.</li></ul><p>Students interested in applying will need to write an essay, submit a recommendation letter and proof of legal residence in the United States.  Finalists will be interviewed by members of the community.  District award winners will be invited to a luncheon sponsored by Rotary 100 where the citywide award winners will be announced.</p><p>Eligible students can apply through the online application form at <a href="/education/outstanding-young-man-woman/award-application"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">phoenix.gov/education</span></a> before 5 p.m. Friday, March 8.</p></div>2/13/2019 7:00:00 AMAlejandro Montiel, 602-534-3443Youth and Education Office602-262-7916