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Parkway student named 2019 Youth of the Year

Parkway North High junior Kahalia Adams was named the 2019 Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis. Being named Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive and a signature national youth recognition program that celebrates the recipient’s contributions to their family, school, community and their Boys & Girls Club.

Adams has been a member of BGCSTL Herbert Hoover Club for 10 years. In addition to winning the Youth of the Year title and honor to represent the club as a teen ambassador, she won the Wanda and Michael DeHaven Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year scholarship in the amount of $5,000 and a Honda Accord courtesy of Frank Leta Automotive Group.

During her speech given at the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year, the Great Futures Gala, held on Friday, Nov. 9 at the Chase Park Plaza, Adams reflected on the impact the Boys & Girls Clubs had on her life.

“Being a member gives me the opportunity to be around like-minded individuals who aspire to be more than their current situations,” Adams said. “The Club impacted my life tremendously by giving me a controlled environment to thrive in. I believe that my divine purpose involves leading my generation by example; while setting the tone for the youth and the elders by carrying myself with the respect and dignity I expect from others. These things would be unattainable for me without the guidance of the Club. The Club has not only shaped me into the young lady I am, but it is grooming me for the type of woman that I want to become. ”

Kahalia Adams receives Youth of the Year award at the Great Futures Gala.

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