The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte announced the winner of its 2017-18 Youth of the Year competition – and it’s a familiar face! Tatiana Aguilar, a member of the Marsh Road Boys & Girls Club, won the competition this year. She was last year’s “Youth of the Year,” and she was also named the “Youth of the Year” for the state of North Carolina last year!
The announcement was made at the annual Great Futures breakfast, a special breakfast event to kick off the annual “Great Futures” campaign.
“I have truly witnessed the impact of the Club in my life,” Tatiana said. “I only have God, my family and this organization to thank for challenging me and shaping me into the confident person that I was not four years ago.”
Tatiana is a senior International Baccalaureate student at Myers Park High School, where she has a cumulative weighted GPA of 4.92 and is a member of The National Society of High School Scholars. She is committed to healthy lifestyle and experiencing other cultures, participating in Bollywood Dance through the YMCA and a local dance team, and performing tin the local Indian Festival.
At The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, Tatiana serves as a Junior Staff member and teaches a Latin dance class for younger members. In past years, she has worked as a tutor for younger members and helped plan a Health Fair for Club members and their families. Her community service includes food drives with “Stop Hunger Now,” and as a junior volunteer at Novant Health Presbyterian. She has served as the co-chair and representative of the Student Superintendent Advisory Council and is a representative of the Diversity Panel for Myers Park High School.
“I know the Boys & Girls Club makes great futures possible. The Club inspired me to become more involved in my school and my community. Having strong role models has helped me become the person I am today.”
Congratulations to Tatiana! Keep an eye out for details, as she moves forward to the state and regional competitions.
You can help make great futures possible for kids just like Tatiana across our community. Get involved in the Great Futures campaign at www.bgccharlotte.org/greatfutures.
Tatiana on Wilson's World: Clip