South High School student receives Youth of the Year award

Youth of the Year Award
Youth of the Year Award(Julian)
Published: Oct. 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Austin May is like many teenagers in regards to still trying to figure out one of the more important questions, “who am I". After Tuesday night, he gained more confidence along his path: The Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne awarded the 11th grade, South High School student their most prestigious honor of Youth of the Year.

“I am really happy that all my hard work & determination paid off. This is my third time applying for the award and, it feels good to finally win it.” Austin adds, “I will represent the Boys & Girls club of Cheyenne to the best of my ability.”

The Youth of the Year Award is an honor that signifies the a role model, leader and advocate for the Cheyenne community. The other candidate for the award this year was Taylor Neubauer a Sophomore from East High school.

Both candidates went through a rigorous application process, which included essays, virtual interviews with panel judges, and delivering their speech on Tuesday Night. The award granted to the winner highlighted years of dedication to community service and growth for May. He first joined the club around six years ago, Austin was diagnosed with a learning disability that made it particularly difficult learning to read.

He Praises the Boys and Girls Club, which is a national after-school enrichment nonprofit with cohorts all over the country, with assisting him to being more comfortable and confident in himself and developing into the motivated award winner he is.

May will receive a $1,500 scholarship and will go on to compete at a state level this Spring. If he winds that competition, he will reach the next tier of competition for a regional and possibly a national Youth of the Year title with the Boys and Girls Club.

Runner-up Taylor Neubauer, whose passion is for the culinary arts, will receive a $500 scholarship for his future endeavors.

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