Boys and Girls Club Awards "Youth of the Year"

Published 02/09 2016 09:53PM

Updated 02/09 2016 09:53PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- It was a special night for one young local girl. The Boys and Girls Club held a banquet dinner tonight in Springfield where it honored the “Youth of the Year”.

This year’s recipient is Central High senior, Raven Augustine. Each year the award goes to a young person that dedicates an exceptional amount of effort to the Boys and Girls Club as well as other programs in the community.

Raven says the award also sets her up for success that her whole family can appreciate.

"This award means opportunity for my future. Being able to go to college, which is what the scholarship would mean, is just something no one in my family has been able to do. So I'll be able to go to college," said Augustine.

The award comes with a 12,000 dollar scholarship that is given over the course of the four years each recipient spends in college. 

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