February 21, 2018
Youth of the Year Ember Gonsalves is seen to the left of the blue sign posing with civic leaders from her community at the State Capitol.
The Boys and Girls Club of Northern Utah named Ember Gonsalves to be their Youth of the Year candidate for 2018. Ember has volunteered thousands of hours at her Clubhouse in Brigham City, and she mentors many of the younger kids. Ember loves sports despite suffering from severe asthma and scoliosis. Five months after stepping into a pool, she became the youngest varsity swimmer at Box Elder High School. Ember excels at computers and gaming and hopes to go into computer sciences after high school.
Ember participated in the Boys & Girls Club Utah State Youth of the Year competition on February 7 and 8. This is the second win for Ember as Youth of the Year on a local level.
For over 70 years, the Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year program has honored and celebrated the nation’s most inspiring teens and their incredible stories, through the Youth of the Year Scholarship Program.
Jenny Schulze, Chief of Operations said, “Ember embodies the values of leadership, service, academic success and healthy lifestyle; she exemplifies the impact of Boys & Girls Clubs on the lives of young people”
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