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Boys and Girls Club of Alpena names Youth of the Year

ALPENA, Mich. — The Boys and Girls Club of Alpena has names Alison Hoskinski as their Youth of the Year award recipient.

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 74th year, the Youth of the Year program honors our nation’s most awe-inspiring young people on their path to great futures.

Hoskinski is a high school student with a 4.02 GPA and an early college student. She plans to attend Michigan State University, where she intends on studying entrepeneurship.

“I’m really honored, I kind of didn’t expect it,” Hosinksi said of the award. In her two plus years with the club, she says this may be the biggest moment.

Hosinksi has volunteered over 200 hours of her time with the club since joining. She is also an active girl scout.

Hosinski will contend for the Michigan Youth of the Year title and a $2,500 college scholarship from Boys & Girls Clubs of America. If Alison is named the Michigan Youth of the Year, she will contend for the title of Midwest Regional Youth of the Year who will receive an additional $20,000 college scholarship. Six finalists will advance to the virtual National Youth of the Year event in October 2021, to vie 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 $50,000 and a brand-new Toyota Corolla.