The BGCDT would like to thank everyone who attended to our 2019 Youth of the Year Event!
For those who missed the event, our 2015 Youth of the Year winner Korey kicked off the event as our MC in which over 200 people attended. Kajira Blunt, our 2018 Youth of the Year winner sang the National Anthem. BGCDT Blue Voices, Fierce Flaggers, and the STEP team performed. The night was filled with fun and inspiration all around.
Our winner this year is Sara Fierro. Sara will continue forward by competing at a state level and hopefully then on a national level. She was also awarded a $10,000 scholarship! This is our highest honor and we are so proud of Sara and look forward to her representing us in April! Sara has been a club member for the past 5 years and currently part of our Junior Staff Program, where she works as a member along side our staff at our elementary site. She is currently a junior at Dundee Crown High School and her future plans are to go to college and puruse a career in the verterinarian field.
A special thank you to our committee that planned this event, our judges that took time out of their day to help, our scholarship sponsors as well as our event sponsors. Without you this would not have been possible. A big shout out to our following sponsors: Seigles, Northwestern Medicine, Stanley Machining & Tool Corp., Revcor, Wickstrom Auto Group, Comcast, Middleby, Otto, Foglia Family Foundation, Leasing Associates of Barrington, and The Rotary Club of Dundee Township. Thank you everyone!
Check out all of the Youth of the Year particpants as well as photos from the night here!