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Bradley Co. teen competes for National Boys & Girls Club honor

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Meeri Shin Meeri Shin

CLEVELAND, TN (WRCB) - 18-year-old Meeri Shin, 18, a recent graduate of Walker Valley High School, was selected as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Southeast Region Youth of the Year. As part of this national competition, Meeri will travel to Washington, D.C. on September 15 to compete for the national Youth of the Year title, the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive.

Meeri will join five other regional winners in D.C. for a series of activities, including meetings with their senators and representatives, a dinner with celebrity Club alumni, including Denzel Washington, Misty Copeland and Shaun White, and a presentation to an esteemed judging panel.

Meeri first joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland – George Johnson Teen Center, at eleven years old. The Club has seen Meeri through a challenging time in her family. Meeri lives in a single parent home, where she and her mother care for her brother who has cerebral palsy. At the Club, Meeri flourished, serving as the president of Keystone Club, a teen group dedicated to leadership and community service, and a teacher for SMART Moves, a risk-prevention program.

Meeri recently started her freshman year at University of California at Berkeley, where she plans to pursue a career in medicine to help others, inspired by her experience with her brother. As the national sponsor of the Youth of the Year program, Tupperware Brands provides scholarships for the regional and national Youth of Year winners.

Meeri said, "The Boys & Girls Club is my home. The Club has molded me into who I am today. The Club has strengthened my faith, promoted my well-being, and has been my constant pillar of support. Because of the Club, I know I have the tools to succeed."

 

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