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Burbank Seeks Nominations for Austin Cook Award

Burbank’s Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking nominations for the 2024 Austin Cook Award.

Established by the Burbank Youth Board, the Austin Cook Award for Outstanding Youth aims to celebrate exceptional youth in the community. Each year, the Youth Board carefully selects individuals to be recognized during a Burbank City Council meeting.

“This award pays tribute to the outstanding qualities embodied by Austin Cook,” city officials said. “Austin, who attended Jefferson Elementary School and John Muir Middle School, left a lasting impact on the Burbank community, and serves as an inspiration to all young people.”

The Austin Cook Award program is designed to highlight middle- and high-schoolers for achievements or for actions that have positively contributed to the Burbank community, the city said in a news release. Examples might include youth who have provided outstanding volunteer service, an achievement while overcoming adversity and youth donating their talents to the community.

The Burbank Youth Board is currently seeking nominations for a student who lives or goes to school in Burbank. The winners will be recognized at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 21.

Nomination forms for 2024 are now available and are due by Friday, April 19. To complete the nomination form and to find out more about this program, visit BurbankCa.gov/YouthBoard.

First published in the April 13 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

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