Jones County student named ‘Youth of the Year’
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia names its 2023 Youth of the Year
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia names its 2023 Youth of the Year. Jones County High school junior Erionna Finney received the honor during a gala at Middle Georgia State University, Thursday night. She also received a $1,000 scholarship.
According to the Boys and Girls Club of Central Georgia, Finney ignites a spirit of leadership, success and inspiration for her peers. Finney says she wants to help others by becoming a travel nurse in the future.
The Youth of the Year is an annual competition that consists of a recommendation, personal statements, a written essay and a panel interview.
Finney will go on to represent BGCCG at the state level in March. If she is victorious, she will receive more than $7,000 in scholarships and participate in the regional competition. She could then prevail to the national level with a chance to receive a $25,000 scholarship.