On Tuesday, February 9th, some of King County’s most exceptional teens were honored at Boys & Girls Clubs of King County’s 2010 Youth of the Year Awards Luncheon. From 11 nominees representing Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the county, a panel of seven judges including Storm CEO Karen Bryant selected Jazmin Velazquez from the Wallingford Boys & Girls Club as King Country’s “Youth of the Year.”
The celebration was held at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, where each teen told his or her story before the judges and a crowd of 350 people. The teen honorees, who each received a $500 scholarship, were chosen by their Clubs for their dedication to service, academic commitment, strength of character, and life goals.
Velazquez, a 16 year old who attends Ingraham High School, won a $2,500 scholarship as Youth of the Year. A member of the Wallingford Boys & Girls Club for 10 years, she volunteered more than 100 hours in the last year.
“I was honored to participate as a judge in the Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year event,” said Bryant. “Jazmin truly is an inspiration and most deserving of the award. I wish her and all of the nominees the best of luck as they continue to flourish as young adults.”