2021-2022 YOUTH OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
Hartley & Ruth Barker Branch
Tafani has been a Club member for 3 years. She is a senior at Coronado High School and plans to attend Northern Arizona University and study to become a neurosurgeon.
Robin is a sophomore at Westwood High School and has been a Club member for 7 years. When she graduates, she wants to study culinary arts at Scottsdale Community College.
Mary Ellen & Robert Branch
JP is a junior at Fountain Hills High School. When he graduates, he wants to attend Arizona State University and wants to work in sales like his father when he grows up. He has been a Club member for 10 years.
Sydney is a sophomore at Desert Mountain High School. She has been a club member for 9 years. When she graduates high school, she plans to attend University of Colorado Boulder to study law.
Hollyn is a junior at Basis Phoenix and has been a Club member for 7 years. She plans to attend the University of California Los Angeles or the University of Michigan to study dentistry or physical therapy.
Virginia G. Piper Branch
Tara is a junior at ASU Preparatory High School and has been a Club member for 10 years. After high school, she plans to attend Arizona State University to become an obstetrician.
2021 BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER SCOTTSDALE YOUTH OF THE YEAR
Isabella T. from the Vestar Branch was named the 2021 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Youth of the Year at the Night of Lights held on February 20 at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts Virginia G. Piper Theater.
Isabella has been a Club member for nine years and is a senior at Pinnacle High School. Her positive message of perseverance and compassionate attitude won the day in her third year of participating in the BGCS Youth of the Year program.
Bella will receive a $5,000 scholarship awarded by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Foundation for college which will help her achieve her goal of becoming a pediatric physician assistant. She plans to attend University of Arizona in the fall.