The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Is Excited to Announce the “Youth of the Year” Winner at the Blue Door Ball February 20, 2016

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This year’s youth of the year winner goes on to represent Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale at the regional competition.

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale is getting ready to announce this year’s winner of the “Youth of the Year” award for their chapter.

The winner will be named during the Blue Door Ball, which takes place on February 20th at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. In addition to the dinner, live auction and entertainment the highlight of the evening will be the presentation of this prestigious award. The title of “Youth of the Year” brings with it a lot of responsibility. Not only will this youth represent the Scottsdale clubs locally, but they also have the opportunity to compete on a regional level.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale started out with 25 youth members which were nominated to compete in the “Youth of the Year.” Following a vigorous interview and judging process community leaders and board members, the group is down to eight finalists with the winner being announced at the Blue Door Ball.

The finalists represent all different types of students and members of the individual branches:

-Adrisel Bustamante, Paiute Branch, is a 17-year-old senior from Arcadia High School who has aspirations to be either a forensic doctor or architect.
-Consuelo Arroyo, Barker Branch, is a 16-year-old junior from Coronado High School who has aspirations of obtaining a degree in environmental studies.
-Elyssa Solana Velarde, Lehi Branch, is a 14-year-old freshman from Mountain View high School who is trying to decide between a career as a lawyer or caregiver.
-Kari Harper, McKee Branch, is a 14-year-old freshman from Desert Mountain High School who has aspirations to be a lawyer.
-Jensen Morgan, Virginia G. Piper Branch, is a 17-year-old senior at Desert Mountain High School who aspires to work with children.
-Arris Austin, Thunderbirds’ Branch, is an 18-year-old senior at Shadow Mountain High School who would love to be a member of our United States Air Force as a pilot.
-Gabriel Eastin, Vestar Branch, is a 17-year-old junior at North High School who wants to be a high school math teacher.
-Jessica Meneses, Red Mountain Branch, is a 15-year-old sophomore at Westwood High School who aspires to be a veterinarian.

For more information on the Blue Door Ball and the “Youth of the Year” award log onto https://www.bgcs.org/fundraiser/blue-door-ball/#fundraiser_event_info.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale was established in 1954 serving 282 youth in order to keep them productive and safe during critical non-school hours. Since then, our organization has added, built and expanded Clubs, served thousands upon thousands of more children and teens, and expanded our reach to communities across the Northeast Valley and in Indian Country. Today, we serve more than 18,000 youth providing the same mission services established 60 years ago. In over 60 years, our commitment to providing quality opportunities for youth has never wavered. For more information visit http://www.bgcs.org

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Christine Holtz
Phoenix Marketing Associates
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