Fire cadet named Boys & Girls Club Youth of Year

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Central Park — Twristan Waite, a senior at Hudson’s Bay High School and a Boys & Girls Club member since the first grade, has been named the Clinton & Gloria John Clubhouse Youth of the Year. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to family, school, community and the Boys & Girls Club, as well as overcoming personal obstacles. Waite received the award Feb. 15 at an annual banquet where the five nominees made speeches. She is currently president of the Keystone group, leading a variety of service projects. She is an active member of the Fire Cadet program and hopes to attend Central Washington University to study medicine. Ultimately, she wants to be a firefighter. Twristan or “TW” will represent Southwest Washington at a state level competition in March. The other nominees were Nicole Condon, Adriana Flores, Samantha Schoene and Ryan Ziegler.