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Meet the youth of the year

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By Brittany Cooper

Executive Director of the Magic Valley Boys and Girls Club Sam Fowler introduced us to the new youth of the year this morning.

Her name is Hayley Wright and she is in the 11th grade.

Judges narrowed down a group of contestants from 300 to 3 and out of those three Hayley emerged as this year's winner.

Judges based their choice on things moral character, life goals, poise and public speaking.

Wright says she has overcome obstacles like being abused as a child and she said this competition gave her a newfound confidence in herself.

Wright plans to attend BSU when she gradutes from high school in order to pursue a career in social work.

Wright will now move on to compete in Boise for a chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarship money.

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