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Who Were the People of the Year in Wilmington?

Wilmington Patch wants to put together stories about the Person of the Year, Athlete of the Year and Teacher of the Year, and we need your nominations.

It was another year to remember in Wilmington, and there were plenty of people who made it that way.

But who stood out the most to you?

As the end of 2012 approaches, we want to compile stories on Wilmington's Person of the Year, Athlete of the Year, and Teacher of the Year. But we can't do it without your help.

Does Michael Caira's final year as Town Manager make him worthy of a Person of the Year story? Lou Cimaglia's efforts for local veterans? She we pick one of the Women of Wilmington or other local volunteers for their support of the town?

And on the fields, ice and courts, who was tops for the Wildcats? Did Drew Foley earn Athlete of the Year honors for his efforts in goal for the hockey team and his play on the pitch for the boys soccer team? Was Holly Niemiec or Alex Bischoff worthy after leading the girls soccer team on a historic run? Did Emily Crannell earn the nod thanks to her softball and basketball performances? 

For Teacher of the Year, there are countless options. At every school in town there are educators pouring their efforts into improving the lives of the students who will be Wilmington's future.

The names above are just a few examples of who could be considered. But there are plenty of others.

So in all three categories, we want to hear from you. Make your nominations for Person of the Year, Athlete of the Year and Teacher of the Year in the comments section below.

You can also make your selection by e-mailing Local Editor Matt Schooley. Don't forget to not only tell us why you made the selection, but also what makes them so special.

Check back in the upcoming weeks to see who Wilmington selected, and what makes them so special.

John Bonish December 15, 2012 at 06:00 PM
I can't think of anyone who has had a more POSITIVE effect on our community than Mike Caira.
Joey December 28, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Lou and Paul did wonderful things for veterans. Mike Caira did wonderful things for everyone. I'll go with Mike Caira for Person of the Year!
Lennie Malvone December 28, 2012 at 04:54 PM
I have to Go with Lou Cimiglia
Brian December 28, 2012 at 05:20 PM
I'd like to second Jeff J's nomination of Kevin MacDonald. Like him or not, the guy is a rock star.
cheryl masiello December 28, 2012 at 06:49 PM
I would love to see Lou Cimiglia for person of the year tim woods for athlete of the year and Mr Rik Rowe HS teacher for teacher of the year.

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