Young Leaders is an annual awards program created by The Press of Atlantic City to recognize the area’s most civic-minded and accomplished high school seniors. Each spring, we tell the stories of our top 25 seniors – students who excel in academics, extracurricular activities and community service – in a special section of The Press (see the Class of 2018 section below), and they are honored at an awards breakfast and receive a small scholarship.

The nomination period for the Young Leaders class of 2019 is now open. The deadline to submit nominations is March 1, 2019.

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  • How The Program Works

    The Press of Atlantic City created the Young Leaders Awards to recognize the talents and accomplishments of area high school seniors. Students can be nominated by friends, family, school officials and members of the community. An independent panel of judges will select 25 students from the nominees to be named Young Leaders.
    NOMINATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2019


  • How To Nominate A Student

    If you know a high school senior who deserves to be a Young Leader, you can nominate him or her through this website, using the link below. You must include a letter of nomination (of no more than 500 words) and an essay from the student (of no more than 500 words) describing one accomplishment he or she is most proud of and why it’s important.
    NOMINATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2018


Meet The Young Leaders Class of 2018

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