Each month the Club's Program Staff meets to choose an outstanding member to represent the club as Youth of the Month. At the end of the year, "Youths of the Month" are chosen to prepare for the Club's Youth of the Year title. All must complete a series of essays and participate in a judging process with volunteers from the community. Each Winter a Youth of the Year is chosen and continues on to complete in the State "Youth of the Year" competition with the state winner continuing onto the regional competition.
The Club's "Youth of the Year" also receives a $1,000 scholarship generously donated by Steve & Diane Hatem. The National Youth of the Year receives an additional scholarship money and is installed by the President of the United States. The Youth of the Year program, in existence for more than 50 years, is sponsored nationally by the Readers Digest Association.
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