Released 22 March 2011
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(pictured l. to r.) Major Marshall Gesner (The Salvation Army Atlanta Area Commander), Felicia Clark (mother), Christopher Clark, Gloria Reid, Major Carolyn Gesner
Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Teen To Compete For Georgia Youth of The Year Title
(Atlanta, Mach 22, 2011) During its annual competition event on March 17, The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Atlanta named 15 year old Christopher Clark its Youth of The Year for 2011. Clark will go on to compete in a statewide Youth of the Year Competition for a $5,000 scholarship on March 25th.
The oral speech competition was the last part of a process in which Clark was nominated, submitted a written application and essay, and was interviewed by a panel of judges on character, poise, and other skills befitting a Youth of The Year.
Clark, a 9th grader at Columbia High School in Decatur, was one of four worthy youth from The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Atlanta to compete for the title.
As the local Youth of the Year, Clark received a plaque, a $1000 college scholarship from Tupperware Brands Corporation, and an opportunity to compete in a statewide Boys & Girls Clubs competition for the Georgia Youth of the Year title on March 25.
"Chris has been a member of The Salvation Army Peachcrest Boys and Girls Club since 2008," explains Gloria Reid, The Peachcrest Club Unit Director. "Christopher demonstrates strong leadership skills, is very active in the Club and the community, and is a very well-rounded and mature young man."
Clark is also a member of the Temple of Faith Christian Church. Upon completing high school he hopes to attend Georgia State or University of Georgia to major in Child Care.
For more information on The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Atlanta visit www.salvationarmyatlanta.org.
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