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The Top Teens segment of The List will highlight 20 East Texas teenagers that are making an impact in their community or beyond.  


  • Nominee must be between the ages of 13 and 18.
  • Nominee’s must reside in the following counties: Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Delta, Fannin, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Houston, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Trinity, Upsher, Van Zandt, Wood.


All nominations are taken via our online form which will be active during the nomination period. We do not accept any nominations that are not submitted via the online form.

Nomination Dates: TBD

Common Questions

What makes a good nominee?
We are looking for teenagers that are making an impact. Perhaps they already has made an impact through volunteering. Perhaps they are budding entrepreneur. Or maybe this is simply someone whose star shines so bright it's hard to ignore.

Will the nominees be notified?
No, we will not tell the nominees that they received a nomination.

Can I nominate more than one teacher?
Certainly! in fact, we encourage it.

Will I be identified as the nominee?
No, we will not name the nominators.

How will the honorees be selected?
The Editorial Advisory Board will review the nominations based on certain criteria.

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