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

Original post made on Nov 15, 2011

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. Photos by Marcus Jackson.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 14, 2011, 12:36 PM

Comments (4)

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!


Posted by mutti, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
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.


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.


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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