BGCC Youth of the Year
Youth of the Year 2018
Mark your calendar for the All Service Clubs and Youth of the Year lunch. Students compete for scholarship awards from Benton Community Foundation, Pastega Foundation and Elks Club Foundation. YOY candidates win a laptop from Schupp Plemmons Cook Wealth Management Group. Lunch is $10 at the door. RSVP at email@example.com.
2018 Youth of the Year Candidates
Trevin Davis is a senior at Crescent Valley High School. Trevin was born in Astoria, Oregon but was raised in Corvallis, Oregon. Trevin has been a Club member for the past seven years where he continues to be involved in a variety of leadership and career development programs such as Torch Club, Keystone, Boys2Men, Training Teens for Tomorrow (T3), and Diplomas to Degrees. Through T3 Trevin completed over 100 volunteer hours as a clubhouse intern. He also completed two paid apprenticeships, which allowed him to become a part-time junior staff at the Club. As a Keystone member, Trevin helped plan holiday activities and community service events. His commitment to the Club earned him the title of High School Member of the Month in September. Trevin’s GPA of 3.9 has been a product of his dedication and motivation to become a mechanical engineer. Trevin is prepared to attend Linn Benton Community College where he later plans to transfer to Oregon State University to finish his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering.
Emilia Gallardo is a senior at Corvallis High School. She was born in Corvallis, OR where she currently lives with her mother Maria, father Rodolfo and her four siblings Dulce, Elias, Diana, and Jocelyn. She has been a Club member for twelve years where she has participated in several activities including volleyball, coffee shop, training teens for tomorrow (T3), and Keystone. Through T3 Emilia interned at Lincoln Elementary School. After completing the T3 program she was hired by a local business. Emilia has volunteered for the Boys and Girls Club, Casa Latinos Unidos, South Side Summer School, and Club Latino at Corvallis High School. Upon graduation, Emilia plans to study Phlebotomy at Linn Benton Community College. She hopes that phlebotomy will help her achieve her lifelong dream of becoming a Registered Nurse.
Claudia Garcia is a senior at Corvallis High School. She was born in Los Angeles, California and spent the first years of her life living in Mexico. Her family made the permanent move to Corvallis, Oregon when she was five years old. Claudia has been a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis for twelve years where she has been involved in Coffee Shop, Training Teens for Tomorrow (T3), and Club Volleyball. Through the T3 program, Claudia has been able to secure a part-time position as Clubhouse Staff. Outside of the Club, Claudia is actively involved in the community and high school clubs/programs. She is involved in Club Committee for Club Latino, Mr. & Mrs. Spartan, and leadership. During summer break Claudia can be found volunteering as a camp counselor. Upon graduation, Claudia plans to go to Linn-Benton Community College to become a bilingual registered nurse.