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Jonathan Miller Named Youth of the Year

by The Editors on February 24, 2014

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Pictured (L to R): Dawn and Keith Blackburn, Jonathan Miller, and Club CEO Brad Holland. Photo Courtesy Louise Donahue

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad have named Jonathan Miller (pictured above) as Carlsbad Youth of the Year. Asia Henry was runner up.

The Youth of the Year program recognizes superior leadership skills, academic achievement, obstacles overcome, and outstanding service to Boys & Girls Clubs and the community. Thanks to the generosity of Julie and Matt Harelson and Dawn and Keith Blackburn, Jonathan will receive a $10,000 college scholarship and Asia will receive $1,500 for higher education purposes. . . “Jonathan is a fine representative of the Club; he has been a member for ten years and participated in so many of our programs,” said Club CEO Brad Holland. “He has struggled in the past, and is now making great choices. We are proud of the progress he has made, and that he was selected as our Youth of the Year.” All finalists were interviewed by a community panel including the Harelsons, Patsy Bock of Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Allison Tarter of Toyota and Lexus Carlsbad, and John Cottingham formerly of Life Technologies.

Congratulations, Mr. Miller. Nice work! For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs, follow the jump.Jonathan Miller Named Youth of the Year

Receives $10,000 College Scholarship

(Carlsbad, CA – February 24, 2014) Everyone knows Jonathan Miller and Asia Henry are winners. Now it’s official! The two young people were selected as Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s Youth of the Year Winner and Runner-Up respectively.

The Youth of the Year program recognizes superior leadership skills, academic achievement, obstacles overcome, and outstanding service to Boys & Girls Clubs and the community. Thanks to the generosity of Julie and Matt Harelson and Dawn and Keith Blackburn, Jonathan will receive a $10,000 college scholarship and Asia will receive $1,500 for higher education purposes.

“Jonathan is a fine representative of the Club; he has been a member for ten years and participated in so many of our programs,” said Club CEO Brad Holland. “He has struggled in the past, and is now making great choices. We are proud of the progress he has made, and that he was selected as our Youth of the Year.” All finalists were interviewed by a community panel including the Harelsons, Patsy Bock of Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Allison Tarter of Toyota and Lexus Carlsbad, and John Cottingham formerly of Life Technologies.

“The Boys & Girls Club is like a second home to me,” states Jonathan. “I feel thankful and blessed to have been selected for this once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Recognition were given to Jonathan and Asia, as well as three other Youth of the Year finalists, at the Club’s Super Star Dinner held on February 19 at their Bressi Ranch Clubhouse.

Did you know the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad is 100% funded by local donors like you? Let us show you how we change lives on a daily basis! Schedule your own personal tour by contacting the Club at (760) 729-0207, visit www.bgccarlsbad.org, or email info@bgccarlsbad.org.

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