2013 Youth Of The Year


By Joey Martin

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The Boys and Girls Club of the Magic Valley held their annual Youth of the Year award this Wednesday evening with 4 outstanding young adults representing the Twin Falls area.

The Youth of the Year is an honor awarded to a single individual from each club across the county.

Winners of the regional awards will then be invited to take part in a state wide competition.

Winners of the state completion will then move onto Washington D.C. for one more round of voting.

The nominees were judged on an array of categories including their life story, community service, poise and much more.

“I would love it. Right now my goal is to just get my story out and for people to hear it. If they feel like they got a change from it, then I’m happy. I don’t honestly care if I win or not. I’m just hoping somebody gets something from my story.
Said 2013 Youth of the Year Nominee, Merissa Garcia.

The 4 nominees this year were Merissa Garcia, Sam Calbo, Karlie Pittman and Henley Blick.

And in the end it was Merissa Garcia who took home Wednesday nights top honor.

So congratulations to Merissa Garcia for being the 2013 Boys and Girls Club of the Magic Valley Youth of the Year.
And to all of the nominees this year.

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