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Monroe High freshman Tamya Austin named Youth of the Year: Full Story

Tamya Austin, a freshman at Monroe High School, was named that 2017-2018 Youth of the Year by The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs in Union County. The Youth of the Year competition in Union County goes to the one who embodies the core values the Clubs represent.

Monroe teen named Youth of the Year: Full Story

Those who work at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs in Union County describe Tamya Austin as helpful, positive and a tremendous leaders.

These are characteristics that earned the Monroe High School freshman recognition as the 2017-18 Youth of the Year.

Boys and Girls Club helps students gain confidence, support: Full Story

The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte has eight sites in the Charlotte metro area – six in Mecklenburg County and two in Union County at Monroe (in its fifth year) and East Union (in it’s third) middle schools.

The clubs serve children in first through 12th grade, with the majority of the students coming from elementary and middle school. High schoolers often serve as junior mentors to the younger students.

Making slime and connections: Full Story

“We learned quickly that we needed to change our plans because the kids just wanted to have a good time,” said Shane Gravelle, a Marvin Ridge junior. “The ‘slime making’ station was definitely the most popular activity. We kept running out of supplies and had to buy more each day. Overall, I think all of our DECA members had much more fun than they expected. We hope to continue our partnership with the Union County Boys and Girls Club in the future.”