Boys & Girls Club honors three members

The Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck (BGCNN) recently named Aubree Coles, Antonio Tomlin and Keona Thomas members of the month for November.

Coles, 7, is in the second grade at Lancaster Primary School. She attends Willie Chapel Baptist Church where she is active in youth activities.

“When she (Coles) grows up, she wants to be a nurse like her mom, Danesha Walters,” said Timika Croxton, who works with elementary school-aged children at BGCNN’s Kilmarnock site.

“She loves drawing, doing art projects, having fun, and playing with her friends,” continued Croxton. “She believes that in order to be selected as youth of the month, you have to be kind to others, listen to staff, follow directions, and always be willing to go above and beyond what is expected of you. She is very honored to be a positive role model for her fellow club members as youth of the month.”

Tomlin, 12, is in the seventh grade at Lancaster Middle School.

“Antonio says he likes coming to the club to play sports and see his friends,” said Richie Carter, program coordinator at the Academic Support Center in Kilmarnock.

“He is also glad to get help with his schoolwork,” continued Carter. “Right out of high school, his dream job is to work in a shoe store because he loves sneakers!  After that, he may even want to own a shoe store.”

Tomlin says he is happy to be recognized for having good behavior.

Thomas is in the fourth grade at Northumberland Elementary School.

“Keona gets really good grades in school and her favorite subjects are math and science,” said Todd Suydam, program coordinator at the Macedonia Baptist Church Academic Support Center. “She says that when she grows up, she wants to join the military and serve her country.”

“I am very happy, proud and honored to be selected,” said Thomas.