A Prosser Boys & Girls Club member has been named the state's Youth of Year. She will compete for the regional title this summer.
Brenna Cherry, 16, was selected during a breakfast reception Friday attended by Gov. Chris Gregoire.
She was chosen from a group of 13 area Youth of the Year winners.
The breakfast was the culmination of months of hard work, community service, and speech and essay preparation.
"It's an honor for such a small town girl like me to represent the great state of Washington as Youth of the Year," said Brenna in press release. "I will never give up on anything I do, because thanks to the club, I know I can do anything I set my mind to."
Brenna has been a member of the Prosser Boys & Girls Club since it opened in 2010 and participates in Career Launch, Jr. Staff, the Michael Phelps Swim School and is a club employee.
She earned the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for volunteering 250 hours. She is a junior at Prosser High School and is involved in track and cross country, Key Club, Pep Club, and Link Crew.
Each year a "Youth of the Year" is chosen to represent Washington in the Pacific Region Youth of the Year competition. This year's regional competition will be in Los Angeles in July. Winners are chosen first at a club level, then state, regional and national levels.