The Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County named Renaissance High School student Olyvia Border, 16, as the Ada County 2013 Youth of the Year. Border credits the clubs with helping her overcome significant personal challenges, to become a successful student and role model. Border receives a $1,000 scholarship from the Micron Foundation and will compete Feb. 28 in Boise with five youths from Idaho clubs for the 2013 Idaho State Youth of the Year award and a $2,500 scholarship
Border is 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 has a 3.5-grad-point average and earns 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 competed with five other teen club members in a series of judged speeches and personal interviews to earn the title. Event judges were Curt Goldgrabe, Bill Moseley, Milford Terrell, Shannon Stoeger, Steve and Adalaide Fredriksen.
In addition, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County recently named local business leader Milford Terrell to its Honorary Council. Terrell is the owner and president of DeBest Plumbing, Inc. Colleen Braga, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County, said, Milford Terrells long-standing commitment to children, education, and our communitys future makes him a valuable addition to our Honorary Council.
The Honorary Council serves as a critical community champion of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County. Members of the Honorary Council provide support to the clubs through professional expertise, diverse knowledge of constituent perspectives, and connections to local resources.
Terrell joins Bev and George Harad, First lady Lori Otter, Patricia Kempthorne, Jim Kissler, Mike Mooney, Diana Nicholson, Gary Mahn, Monte Stiles, Linda Yanke and Winston Moore on the volunteer council.
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