Of Washington County

Youth of the Year 2016

Since 1947, Youth of the Year has been Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of club teens. Club members who earn the Youth of the Year title embody the values of leadership service; academic excellence; and healthy lifestyles. They exemplify the critical impact that Boys & Girls Clubs have on the lives of young people.

The Boys & Girls Club of Washington County recognize members ages 14 to 18 for the Youth of the Year program. Each of the seven locations have a Youth of the Year candidate that competes to receive the award of Youth of the Year. Our Youth of the Year winner receives a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. The winner competes at State for a $5,000 scholarship then to regionals for a $10,000.

On March 29th, 2016, we announced our Youth of the Year, AquTavia Palmer. AquTavia, who wants to be a teacher, said she plans to attend Hagerstown Community College after graduating from South High in June. She plans to eventually transfer to Frostburg State University, she said. In an essay for her county award, AquTavia said no matter how hard times get and how long it might take, "I will try to make my life better."

AquTavia Palmer