Contact Us

Boys and Girls Club Members Compete for Youth of the Year Award [AUDIO]

Abby Faulkner

ST. CLOUD – The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota has named their 2012 Youth of the Year Award winner.

The final portion of the competition, including speeches by each of the candidates, was held on Saturday at the Eastside Boys and Girls Club.

Cham Odol was selected by a panel of judges over three other finalists for the title. Her prizes include a $2,000 scholarship and the chance to compete in the Minnesota State Youth of the Year Competition.

Odol is a senior in high school and has been involved in all types of community and leadership work with the Boys and Girls Club since she was 11 years old. She says it’s made an undeniable impact on her life and future.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Odol says, after graduation, she’s planning to enroll at MSU Mankato to study social work.

Other finalists in the competition included Andrew Guettler,  Kendyll Spells and Kameren Steven.

Youth of the Year competitors have the chance to advance to the national contest where they could win a $10,000 scholarship.

Best of WJON

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The WJON VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The WJON VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.