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Boys &Girls Clubs of Weld County hosts 1st Annual Youth of the Year Competition – Picks winner for State competition

Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County
P.O. Box 812
Greeley, CO 80632
www.bgcweld.org
Contact: Amy Sarrazin, Director of Advancement & Communication
asarrazin@bgcweld.org
(970) 353-1278

Greeley, CO, Wednesday, February 4, 2015—Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County announces its winner from the 1st Annual Youth of the Year local competition! Miguel Palma was selected to represent Weld County at the State competition based on a panel of nine judges scoring him in 4 different areas. The four teens in the competition were ranked from 1-4 on the following items: Speech, each teen was asked to give a speech telling us who they are and how the Boys & Girls Clubs impacted their life, essays, each teen was required to submit 3 essays titled, “My Club Experience”, “My vision for America’s Youth” and “My Personal Brand” as well as GPA and Interview skills.

Teen Director Pedro Lopez said, “The teens selected have been prepping and working diligently for the past 5 months, even though the judges could only select one to call Youth of the Year, they all deserved it in their own way.”

Miguel is currently Junior at Greeley Central High School with a 3.0 GPA and plans on getting a Bachelor’s degree to become an athletic trainer.

 

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County

The BGCWC, founded in 1964, seeks to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. BGCWC has six program facilities in Weld County that have over 2400 members ages 5-18 and have over 350 youth in attendance each day. They provide a holistic youth development program experience in an attempt to create academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship in each Weld County member and boast a 100% high school graduation rate!

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