Back in February, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond announced its 2010 Youth of the Year candidates and finalists. The finalists were awarded $30,000 in scholarships to further their education.
Tevonte Grant was recently honored from this pool of candidates as the 2010 Youth of the Year. He received a $15,000 scholarship. Tevonte is a senior at Open High School, and has been a member of his Club for 9 years. He plans to attend either Virginia Tech or James Madison University in the fall.
Other finalists included:
Victor McKenzie Victor attends Meadowbrook High School in Chesterfield County. As 1st runner up he received a $10,000 scholarship. He represented Southwood Boys & Girls Club.
Shawnetta is a senior at Henrico High School. As 2nd runner up she received a $5,000 scholarship. She represented Capital One Boys & Girls Club.
Charmeya McMurry, Junior Youth of the Year
Charmeya has been a member of the West End/Teen Center Unit for 2 years, and has quickly demonstrated her motivation, personality and responsibility. She’s in the 8th grad at Binford Middle School. Charmeya plans to be a math teacher of chef after graduating from Virginia Union University. If she keeps growing and developing her leadership skills like she has the last two years, we won’t be surprised if she earns one of these scholarships to help pay for the education.
Youth of the Year is a national program that recognizes young people for their leadership abilities, their commitment to their Club and their community, their future goals, and their ability to persevere through obstacles.
We know a little bit about building communities, but with the leadership skills that Tevonte and the other finalists have demonstrated, we’re sure they’ll be teaching us a thing or two before long.
As a proud supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond, please join us in congratulating this group of exceptional young people from right here in Richmond. You can also wish Tevonte good luck as he advances to the statewide competition.