Keeping with a long tradition of recognizing youth for their service and achievements, the Ridgecrest Boys & Girls Club recently named two very deserving recipients to hold the titles of Junior and Senior Youth of the Year 2015.
Ms. Aiyanna Pollard was selected for the title of Ridgecrest Boys & Girls Club Junior Youth of the Year 2015. All of the candidates were asked to write essays entitled “What my BGC Means to Me”, and then present them to the other Club members, parents, staff, and judges. As a result, Aiyanna was selected as the winner after the completion of her presentation and individual interview with the judges. Aiyanna is a resident of Rainbow Village. We’re very proud of Aiyanna!
Ms. Kassindjaa Montague was chosen as the Ridgecrest Boys & Girls Club Senior Youth of the Year 2015. She was also the Senior Youth of the Year last year! At the annual Youth of the Year Luncheon and Awards Ceremony, Kassindjaa gave her speech before a crowd of over 130 community supporters. She discussed how her experiences at the Boys & Girls Club have helped her to be on the right path in school, and have also helped her to have more positive relationships with her family and friends.
Kassindjaa was also named the Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast Youth of the Year! Kassindjaa will now advance to the statewide competition, and will travel to Miami to complete. We wish her the very best of luck!
PCHA congratulates Aiyanna and Kassindjaa!