Congratulations to Piper, the 2019 King County Youth of the Year!

Board Member Ross Rogers announces Piper as the 2019 King County Youth of the Year on stage next to the other candidates

Get the full Youth of the Year event recap here!

Piper moved to Seattle in 2012 and has been an active Boys & Girls Club member for over 6 years. She attends Ballard High School and maintains a 4.0 GPA. In her free time, Piper volunteers at the Boys & Girls Club, is the President of Keystone Teen Leadership program, and is a writer and Features Editor for the Ballard Talisman. Piper hopes to attend the University of British Columbia, majoring in Forensic Science and becoming a lab analyst.    

I was not expecting to win this award – but very cool – good self confidence booster. Being a part of this process has been amazing – phenomenal – for me. It has been incredible to meet the other candidates and realize these are the people who will lead the next generation and create change in the world. Piper S.
Piper S. receiving the Youth of the Year award from Board Member Ross Rogers

The Youth of the Year title is a prestigious honor bestowed upon an exemplary young person in recognition of leadership, service, academic excellence, and dedication to live a healthy lifestyle. Piper was awarded a $2,000 scholarship as well as other donated items from Boys & Girls Club partners. She will go on to the next stage of participating in the WA State Youth of the Year competition on March 28, 2019 at Bell Harbor Conference Center.    

I am beyond delighted that Piper was chosen as King County’s Youth of the Year. She represents everything Boys & Girls Clubs aims to help our youth achieve: she is motivated, kind, responsible, and never takes herself too seriously. I’m so happy she’ll have a chance to be recognized as a role model for young people everywhere. Katie Hanover, Teen Director of the Ballard Boys & Girls Club