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St. Louis (KSDK) - PEOPLE Magazine has chosen St. Louis Juvenile Court Judge Jimmie Edwards as one of their "Heroes of the Year."

The magazine recently profiled Judge Edwards, and the announcement of his win will be published in the November 7, 2011 issue.

The editors of PEOPLE Magazine chose Judge Edwards and four other individuals for the award. A sixth person was chosen by readers' votes.

"I am thrilled that our school has received this recognition but also amazed at the other individuals across America profiled by the magazine," said Judge Edwards.

Judge Edwards was nominated for the honor for his role in opening Innovative Concept Academy, a place that provides strict discipline, counseling, and recreational activities for juveniles to help them lead successful lives.

Each winner receives $10,000 to use for their cause. Judge Edwards will use the money for a new arts and drama program at the school.