Since 2014, the Pamplin Media Group has honored almost 250 local youths for their commitment and dedication to making their communities a better place to live.

We call them “Amazing Kids,” but in reality, they are all amazing young adults — regardless of their age. The level of commitment and thought behind the actions of each of these students is what sets them apart.

And the range of ages, accomplishments and aspirations is simply staggering.

An 8-year-old who has her own YouTube channel where she publishes educational pieces for other kids? Check.

A student who takes advanced placement classes, participates in team sports, and tours with a mariachi band? Check.

How about a 13-year-old who is teaching his community about local bird populations? Check.

Their stories, along with 26 other Amazing Kids stories, are in this Pamplin Media Group special section and on our Amazing Kids website at

A section like this takes months to produce. A lot of hard work and dedication was needed to make this all come together — especially when one factors in the challenges associated with working during a worldwide pandemic.

Special thanks go out to all the Pamplin Media employees who worked on this section and all the amazing local businesses that stepped up to financially support this section. Without their advertising support, being able to share these students’ inspiring stories wouldn’t be possible.

If you want to feel better about the future of this country, this state, or your community, read these stories, and you’ll find some amazing young people doing some amazing things.

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Amazing Kids Group Photo
Dr. Robert Pamplin Jr. and the Amazing Kids Class of 2019





Banks – Jim’s Market and Five Star Builders
Beaverton – Broadway Furniture
Canby –  The Human Bean
Clackamas – Oregon State University Extension Services – Clackamas County
Clackamas County  – Backyard Bird Shop
Cornelius – City of Cornelius
Culver – Central Oregon Community College
Estacada –  Weston Dealerships
Forest Grove – Ace Hardware – Forest Grove and Robert Groves Minuteman Mortgage
Gresham – Multnomah Learning Academy
Gresham – Gresham Ford
Happy Valley – Celebrity Cruises
Hillsboro – ABC Cleaning & Design
Lake Oswego – Maxem Health Urgent Care – Lake Oswego

Molalla – Quanex
Newberg – Sherwood Family Eye Health
Oregon City – Northwest Primary Care
Portland – Global Solariums
Portland – Mr. Plywood
Prineville – Central Oregon Community College
Sandy – Suburban Auto Group
Scappoose – Scappoose Sand & Gravel
Sherwood – Sherwood Auto Repair
St. Helens – Hudson Garbage Service and City of St. Helens
Tigard – Landmark Ford
Tualatin – City of Tualatin
West Linn –  Mattress World Northwest
Wilsonville – Killer Burger – Wilsonville
Woodburn – DataVision