Wallingford, CT, March 28, 2019 – Selected among four outstanding youth, Caitlin Trutnau has been named the local Youth of the Year by Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club. The Youth of the Year title is a prestigious honor bestowed upon an exemplary young person in recognition of leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to live a healthy lifestyle. Now in its 72nd year, the national Youth of the Year program honors our nation’s most awe-inspiring young people on their path to great futures and encourages all kids to lead, succeed and inspire. Our local Youth of the Year recognition program is part of our Teen Program supported by Ulbrich Steel, Wells Fargo and James H. Napier Foundation.
Caitlin will go on to contend for the Connecticut Youth of the Year title and a $5,000 college scholarship from Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
“Caitlin embodies the true spirit of the Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club and it’s exciting to see her personal brand grow over the last few years,” said Carlos Collazo, executive director of the Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club. Collazo added “We are excited to have her represent us at the state level.”
Caitlin has been involved with the club for 4 years and has been a volunteer for two years over the summer break. Caitlin is the vice president of the teen community outreach club called Keystone Club and is an advisor for Smart Girls and a photography program. Caitlin is an AP and honors student at Lyman Hall High School.
If Caitlin wins at the state competition, she will compete for the title of Northeast Region Youth of the Year and an additional $10,000 college scholarship, renewable for four years up to $40,000. Five regional winners will advance to Washington, D.C. in September 2019, to compete for the title of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year. The National Youth of the Year will receive an additional scholarship of $25,000, renewable each year up to $100,000.
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