Kimorea Taylor, 8, and Jonte’ Savoy, 17, have been named the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck January youth and teen of the month, according to operations director Patrick Creed.
Taylor is a third-grade student at Lancaster Primary School and she has been a member of the club for one year, reported Creed. She is active in the club’s Choir and in Music for Life, where she is learning to play the guitar.
At school, Taylor participates in the music programs and she plays Little League Soccer. She attends Queen Esther Baptist Church where she enjoys being a praise dancer. Taylor’s sister, Chanel Taylor, also is a club member.
Taylor was selected as January’s youth of the month because she consistently exhibits respectful behavior, is a good leader and volunteer and has a very good attendance record, said Creed.
When Taylor grows up, she would like to be a pediatrician. She was very excited to be chosen as youth of the month.
“I haven’t gotten an award for being a good leader before. It makes me feel proud,” said Taylor.
A junior at Lancaster High School, Savoy has been a club member for five years, said Creed. Savoy is active in the Teen Chef program, the club basketball team and in the Career Launch and Money Matters programs.
Savoy also was elected president of the Keystone Club, a dynamic teen program that gives teenagers the opportunity to gain valuable experience in leadership and community service while also encouraging academic success, said Creed.
At school, Savoy participates in the auto body vo-tech program and he would like to have a career as an auto body mechanic one day. He also volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and attends New St. John’s Baptist Church where he is an usher.
Savoy was chosen as January’s teen of the month for his consistent willingness to volunteer and to help others, for his leadership skills and for his respectful attitude toward peers and staff alike, said Creed. His sister, Brianna Savoy, 12, is also a member of the club.
“It feels good to know that my efforts are being recognized,” said Savoy.