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Club recognizes greatness of youth

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Leader photos by JESSICA DARDEN Pictured above in front, from left to right, are elementary finalists — Daylon Edwards, Cassandra Evans and Ontario Moss, and secondary finalists Shatiyana Dunn, Tenell McDonald and Jada Booker. On the back row, from left to right, are judges Melinda Moore, Connie Bradford, Eldonta Osborne, chief professional officer for the club, Beth Scammahorn and Yvonne Calvin.

For some youth the Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana is a home away from home.

Tuesday night marked the second time the club would host their Youth of the Year banquet, sponsored by Aaron’s.

Eldonta Osborne, the club’s chief professional officer, said the idea for the event first began when he spoke with Craig Bass at Aaron’s.

“We were talking about him wanting to do something big with the club,” Osborne said. “So I shared with him the idea of the Youth of the Year Program. He told me that this was the sort of thing he wanted to get involved in and help with.”

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