Hunter Auto Group Is Excited To Announce that Henderson County Will Be Represented By Aleigha Edwards at upcoming state Youth of the Year Competition. Aleigha Edwards is an 18-year old senior at Hendersonville High School and has been named the Youth of the Year by The Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County. This allows Ms. Edwards to go on and compete for the State title in March.
Ms. Edwards credits the Boys and Girls Club in being a big part of who she is today and giving her the confidence to move on into adult-hood with confidence and become a leader. For a member of the Boys & Girls Club, this is the highest honor possible. It is because of Ms. Edwards contributions to her community, family, school and the club itself as well as her ability to overcome personal challenges that has earned her this honor. Ms. Edwards will receive a $1,000 college scholarship from Henderson County Youth of the Year Sponsor Hunter Subaru and a $1,000 scholarship from Boys & Girls Club donor advised funds.
As a member of the Boys & Girls Club for 13 years, Aleigha Edwards has been an active participant in Keystone Club, a leadership and service group for Boys & Girls Club teens. The judges reviewed Ms. Edwards and three other candidates, Tynesha Smith, Selena Leon and Courtney Simpkins, academic transcripts, essays, speeches as well as interactive interviews during the January 20th competition.
From the state competition, Edwards could advance to the regional competition and win the $10,000 scholarship and from there the national level where another $50,000 scholarship will awarded from The Rick and Susan Goings Foundation. The Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County has had five North Carolina State Youth of the Year winners in the past seven years, including one winner who became one of five finalists for the national Youth of the Year title.
About the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County
The Club opened in 1993, serving a handful of members in a 2,000 square foot building. Today, the downtown Hendersonville campus has expanded to 36,000 square feet and served more than 1,500 young peopel annually. The Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County has been recognized with top program awards at the state and national levels by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Members benefit from more than 50 programs focusing on Education & Career Development, Sports, Fitness & Recreation, Health & Life Skills, Character & Leadership, and the Arts.
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club is to inspire and enable young people, especially those most in need, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. An all-inclusive membership to the club costs $5.00 per
child, per year.
2520 Asheville Hwy
Hendersonville, NC 28791