ST. CLOUD - A senior at St. Cloud Tech High School has been named the "Youth of the Year" for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota. Charity Modi gets a $2,000 scholarship, and will also participate in the state competition in April, with a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship.

Modi says she's been a member of the Southside Club for nine years, and now helps out as a junior staff teacher, so she can work with the kids.

Modi plans to attend Concordia College in St. Paul in the fall, and pursue a law degree.

Modi was born in Sudan, but her family left the country because of the civil war there. They had a brief stop in Egypt before making their way to Minnesota.