Introducing the 2016-17 Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming Youth of the Year finalists, Catherine Williams, Kaitlin Hudson, and Sierra White. These three dynamic young ladies will compete on Sunday, August 28 in front of a panel of judges. These teen Club members have been preparing an extensive packet which includes personal essays and letters of recommendation. They will give live speeches on how the Club impacted their lives and meet with the judges one-on-one for an interview.
The winner will be announced at the 18th Annual Awards and Recognition Breakfast on Tuesday, August 30 and will receive a 5,000 Ruth R. Ellbogen Education Award along with the chance to compete at the state level in February. The runners-up will each receive a $250 Ruth R. Ellbogen Education Award.
Established in 1947, Youth of the Year is the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program for Club members, promoting service to Club, community and family; academic success; strong moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability. The program is used as a year-round tool for fostering young people’s character, personal growth and leadership qualities. Contestants are judged in several categories presented in written essays, an oral speech, and live interviews.