If you have not done it already, we ask that you take a few minutes to nominate two people who have made a big impact here in our community.
Trying to name just a pair of nominees may be tough. There are lot of people in Scotland County who give of themselves without expecting anything in return.
But you need to hurry. The deadline is today.
The Laurinburg/Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce needs to assess the nominations in time to recognize these unsung heroes during the 74th Annual Awards Dinner and Membership Meeting on Jan. 3.
The two annual awards — the Dormagen/McLean Community Youth Service Award and Dunbar/McCoy Quality of Life Award — honor unsung volunteer leaders.
The Dormagen/McLean Award, established in 2000 in memory of Chris McLean and Josh Dormagen, goes to a deserving Scotland High School student or recent graduate that exemplifies the spirit of service, leadership and positive growth among their peers.
The young nominees must be residents of Scotland County, and be between the ages of 15 and 21 as of Dec. 31. Additionally, nominees must have completed more than 60 hours of verifiable community or church service over the year and must not have any criminal record violations. While academic achievement will be considered secondary to community service, nominees must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 to be eligible for the award.
The winner of the Dunbar/McCoy Quality of Life Award should be a civic-minded resident who gives of his or her time and energy unselfishly. The nominee should also live in Scotland County and should have considerable community service experience.
Established in 1988, the award is named for Wade Dunbar and Mary McCoy.
If you have someone in mind, get a letter to the chamber by the end of today.