The Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County has named sixteen-year-old Renaissance High School student Olyvia Border as the Ada County 2013 Youth of the Year.
For the award, Border receives a $1,000 scholarship from the Micron Foundation and will compete with five youth from Clubs throughout the state for the 2013 Idaho State Youth of the Year award and a $2,500 scholarship in Boise on February 28.
Border is a member of the Meridian Boys & Girls Club, works part-time in the Clubs Nutrition Program, and is active in civic and community projects. An avid reader, she as a 3.75 grade point average and earns both high school and college credit at the Meridian magnet school. I want to attend college and become a veterinarian or architect, Border says, and be a good example for others.
Border credits the Clubs with helping her overcome significant personal challenges, to become a successful student and role model.
"Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive and recognizes the recipients outstanding contributions to family, school, community and the Boys & Girls Clubs. Olyvia is an extraordinary example of what the future can be, said Colleen Braga, the Clubs Executive Director, in a press release.
Border competed with five other teen Club members in a series of judged speeches and personal interviews to earn the title.