June 24, 2015 at 12:01 am

Honoring outstanding Michiganians for the 34th year

Since 1978, The Detroit News has paid homage to individuals who exemplify excellence, courage, philanthropy and simple acts of kindness that uplift not only the metro area, but the entire state of Michigan.

From titans in the boardroom, entertainers and most-valuable athletes to community activists and unsung heroes, the recipients of this prestigious honor have worked unselfishly to help others, oftentimes without seeking recognition for themselves.

This year - our 34th anniversary - we present 11 citizens who shined in 2012.

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The Detroit News has been profiling Michigan's outstanding achievers since 1978.

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