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Teen Named MD Youth of the Year

Mar 04, 2011 05:48PM ● By Anonymous


Omar White, from Annapolis, has been named the Maryland Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for his sound character, leadership skills and willingness to give back to the community. As the new Maryland Youth of the Year, Omar will receive a $1,000 college scholarship from Tupperware Brands Corporation. A true example of an extraordinary young leader, 17-year old Omar will now vie for BGCA’s Northeast Region Youth of the Year title and an additional college scholarship.

Being named Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive. As BGCA’s premier youth recognition program, Youth of the Year recognizes outstanding contributions to a member’s family, school, community and Boys & Girls Club, as well as overcoming personal challenges and obstacles. Youth of the Year encourages Club members to reach their full potential by achieving academic success, leading healthy lifestyles and contributing to their communities. Youth of the Year honorees are shining examples and living proof that great futures start at Boys & Girls Clubs.