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Meet our 2014 Youth of the Year Candidates!

February 22nd, 2014

TERRY JONES is a 15 year old sophomore at University Prep Academy. Terry has been a member at the Paul I. Phillips Club since Fall of 2012. In addition to spending time at the Club Terry enjoys playing basketball, watching movies and working on cars. Terry would like to attend the University of Michigan and study business.

RAYMOND KING is a 15 year old sophomore at Grandville High School. Raymond has been a member of the Steil Club since 2009. He is involved in theater, tennis and political science. Raymond enjoys spending time at the Club, being involved in the Ketystone Club, and volunteering in the community. Raymond's future plans include studying to be a constitutional lawyer and Senator at either UCLA or the University of Michigan.

MYEKWAUN MOORE is an 18-year-old junior, who attends Southwest Career Pathways.  His hobbies include spending time with family and playing basketball. Myekwaun has been a Club member at the Paul I. Phillips Club since Fall of 2012. He can often be found at the Club volunteering and helping Mr. Zak with the dinner program. In addition to volunteering at the Club, Myekwaun has volunteered at God’s Kitchen. Myekwaun hopes to one day attend Michigan State University and pursue a career in medicine.

About Youth of the Year:

Established in 1947, “Youth of the Year” is Boys & Girls Club 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.

Local Clubs recognize members as “Youth of the Month” winners. The Club also holds a local “Youth of the Year” competition for Club members between the ages of 14-18, where one Club member is then selected as the “Youth of the Year”. The local Clubs’ “Youth of the Year” then participates in the state competition. State winners each receive a $1,000 scholarship and participate in regional competitions.

Five regional winners each receive a $10,000 scholarship and compete on the national level. The “National Youth of the Year” receives up to an additional $50,000 scholarship and is installed by the President of the United States.

The 2014 Youth of the Year will receive a $1,000 scholarship as well as a $100 gift card and personal stylist from Younkers. All 2014 candidates received a Microsoft Surface from Hand Crafted Systems.

Join us on February 27th to help celebrate the accomplishments of these three amazing candidates and find out the winner! Click here for event information!

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