Please join us in honoring our 2019 Youth of the Year finalists!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
5:30 p.m. – DINNER
6:30 p.m. – AWARDS

Creighton University
The Harper Center
604 N. 20th Street
Omaha, NE 68102

$75 Per Ticket

Please RSVP by November 11, 2019. RSVP at EVENTS@bgcomaha.org or call (402) 342-1600.

About Youth of the Year

Youth of the Year is a year-round program focused on the development of Boys & Girls Club members as community leaders and begins at the local level as each Club offers its teens the opportunity to apply. Finalists from each of our programs compete to become the organizational Youth of the Year. Candidates are evaluated on a number of criteria including academic performance, service in the community and the Club, public speaking, and essay writing.

Several thousand dollars in scholarships and prizes are awarded to the youth who participate in the organizational competition. Each of these outstanding Club members will serve as spokespersons for the Boys & Girls Clubs in the coming year. The Youth of the Year winner will have the opportunity to compete with other Club members on the state, regional, and national levels, earn additional scholarships and meet the President of the United States.

Youth of the Year will be held on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at the Harper Center at Creighton University.

CONGRATULATIONS

Youth of the Year Winners
2019-2020

Jaime "Jimmy" Valadez

Club: Carl & Joyce Mammel South Omaha Club
Membership: Since 2011
HS: Omaha South High School
Grad date: 2020
College plans: Undecided
Career interest: Pre-Medicine or Biology

Erica Smith

Club: Hawkins Family Westside Club
Membership: Since 2013
HS: Westside High School
Grad date: 2021
College plans: Undecided
Career interest: Biology, Neurosciences, or Business.

Jamari Richards

Club: Bruce Fellman North Omaha Club
Membership: Since 2011
HS: Omaha Central High School
Grad date: 2021
College plans: University of Nebraska at Omaha
Career interest: Accounting

Briza Menjivar

Club: Millard Central Club
Membership: Since 2017
HS: Millard South High School
Grad date: 2020
College plans: Undecided
Career interest: Legal Studies

Alexander "Alex" Donnelly

Club: Henry Ogram Carter Lake Club
Membership: Since 2015
HS: Kanesville High School
Grad date: 2021
College plans: Washburn University
Career interest: Undecided

Wimachmorr Gilo

Club: H.H. “Red” & Ruth Nelson Council Bluffs Club
Membership: Since 2009
HS: Thomas Jefferson High School
Grad date: 2020
College plans: Undecided
Career interest: Physical Therapy

Miesha Haynie

Club: Mount View Club
Membership: Since 2009
HS: Northwest High School
Grad date: 2021
College plans: University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Career interest: Nutrition and Health Sciences