SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The 4th annual Great Futures Celebration was held in Springfield Tuesday night.
It’s an event put on by the Boys And Girls Club Of Springfield.
It’s mission is for kids to be productive, responsible and caring citizens.
This year’s Youth of the Year winner award is Jaydun Sydnor.
Jaydun goes to Hillcrest High School and as Youth of the Year, has $16,000 in scholarships.
“I was just filled with excitement. I was so happy,” Jaydun says. “I mean I went for it a couple years in the past and I didn’t win it. I know this was my senior year and this was my last chance – I was just excited.”
Also at that ceremony, 17 year old Sydney Clayton won the great futures award.
Clayton attends Parkview and won $8,000 in scholarships.
This year’s local winners go on to state, regional and national competitions.