Congratulations to our 2020 Junior Youth of the Year winners!
(Pictured left to right) Eliana- CMS, Aniyah- Perry, Kathrin- Meadowdale, Mikayla- Parkview, Ahtziri- Lakewood, Nathaniel- Golfview, and David- Sunny Hill (not photographed)
Over 25 Club members were recognized at yesterday’s Junior Youth of the Year Recognition Night. Club members from our elementary and middle school sites were recognized on all of their outstanding commitment to excellence, participation, and leadership in their community. “I am so happy to see all of these kids get recognized,” said one parent. We are so grateful to have made an impact on these future leaders.
Our Blue Spirit Award was presented to members that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to BGCDt by their mentors. (Roel Ephrem, Jimmy Gutierrez, Jonathan Herrar, Maximo Martinez, Neftali Ruiz, Melanie Saavadra, Jarae Stokes).
Our True Blue Award was presented to members that demonstrated overall excellence and participation while being highly engaged in Clubs’ daily programs. (Sebastian Chavez, Ismael, Lucy Lopez, Scarlett Marentes, Christian Mauleon, Stefani Ramirez, Chris Ruiz).
Our Above and Beyond Blue Award was presented to members that have demonstrated GREAT leadership by going above and beyond Club’s expectation by contributing to their peers and their community. (Angel Casillas, Ramiro Diaz, Miguel Ferrusquia, Darcelle Marentes, Ashley Oliveros, Ellesse Sain, Emily Vasquez).
Our Junior Youth of the Year was presented to our members that have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities among their peers. The Jr. YOY has given back to their community by being productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Club members conducted speeches, as well as answered interview questions in front of a judging panel which consisted of a district employee, a BGCDT admin employee, and a peer director who voted following a judging matrix. (Eliana- CMS, Aniyah- Perry, Kathrin- Meadowdale, Mikayla- Parkview, Ahtziri- Lakewood, Nathaniel- Golfview, and David- Sunny Hill.
A big thank you to our teens, Myracle and Lashay, for signing the national anthem and Sara Fierro, our 2019 Youth of the Year winner, who was our MC for the night.
To see more photos from the night check out our Flickr page here.
Interested in watching some of the Junior Youth of the Year winner? Check out our YouTube page here.