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This year was no exception in terms of amazing stories. We loved the added twist that we had our first two-time Parent Group of the Year winner -- Rosemont Ridge Middle School in West Linn, Ore., which first won 10 years ago.

I hope you'll read all the 2014 winners' stories and feel inspired by their awesome events, achievements, and efforts. And for those category winners that really inspire you -- you can help one of them win an additional $500 for their school by voting in our Readers' Choice contest. The contest runs through Sept. 8, so start voting! And remember to spread the word to your community.