West Valley Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year 2010
We are very proud to introduce our Youth of the Year: Oswaldo Galicia. He is an amazing student, placing in the top ten percent of his senior class, and member of the Boys and Girls Club. Oswaldo has been a member for three years and has done tremendous work at his high school and for the community. He is the president of the Green-E- Club. This club is dedicated to making Canoga Park High School a healthier environment through recycling, planting trees and educating others.
He is a member of Key Club which is dedicated to community service. In his role as peer counselor he helps fellow classmates apply for college and prepare for life after high school. During his senior year he received the Bucknell Posse Civic Engagement Scholarship for Community Service and Social Issues.
In addition to his outstanding school work and community service, Oswaldo has been selected as a Scholar Athlete in Track & Field, and Cross Country in all four years he has participated. Oswaldo is captain of the Cross Country team and Track & Field Varsity teams.
Youth of the Year is a national Boys &Girls Club program that develops outstanding Club members into knowledgeable spokespersons for their Club and community. Each local Club choses a Youth of the Year based on leadership, good citzenship and civic responsibility.
The local Club candidates compete in a countywide evaluation, and the winners go to the state level. One winner per state is selected and competes at the regional level. From that group five regional finalists are chosen to participate in the annual national competition in Washington, D.C. These impressive young people are honored at a Congressional breakfast and meet the President in the White House Oval Office.
Each state Youth of the Year receives $1,000 scholarship and the national winner receives an additional scholarship of $15,000.