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'Youth of the Year' finalists speak out about their hopes

Eighth-graders speak of struggles, perseverance in contest sponsored by Boys & Girls Club

Words like "perseverance" and "sagacious" peppered the speeches of eighth-graders vying to be named "Youth of the Year" last week in a competition of the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula.

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Posted by Best wishes to them
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 15, 2011 at 10:24 am

Great to read about kids who don't feel they have to dumb themselves down to make it in the teen culture. Best of luck to them!


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Posted by mutti
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Nov 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm

There are many,many wonderful students in Ravenswood District -- East Palo Alto. I work there and am excited to see the great progress being made by students like those above, even if they aren't voted student of the year.


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Posted by Sylvia
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Thank you for running this inspiring story. These are great kids and I so enjoyed reading about their success.


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Posted by Laurie Hunter
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Another fine story by Chris Kenrick ... I love reading her articles.


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