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Junior declared Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year

Ruth and Chris pose with some of their mentors and LHS candidate Hasiya Asuku. 

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Ruth, Monica Dittmer (one of Ruth’s mentors), Kendra Noll-Schierer, Laura Wagner (one of Ruth’s mentors), Colby Wilson, Chris, Lindsay Simms (one of Chris’s mentors), Hasiya Asuku (candidate from LHS), Amy Hill and Trei Dudley.

Alexis Mckown

Ruth and Chris pose with some of their mentors and LHS candidate Hasiya Asuku. Names L to R... Ruth, Monica Dittmer (one of Ruth’s mentors), Kendra Noll-Schierer, Laura Wagner (one of Ruth’s mentors), Colby Wilson, Chris, Lindsay Simms (one of Chris’s mentors), Hasiya Asuku (candidate from LHS), Amy Hill and Trei Dudley.

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After three student speeches and three standing ovations inside Liberty Hall Thursday evening, junior Ruth Gathunguri was recognized as the Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year. Just short of the award, Lawrence High School junior Hasiya Asuku and Free State senior Christian LaPointe were also recognized for their character, leadership and academic achievement.

Gathunguri will receive a college scholarship alongside the highest possible honor from the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club. She plans to attend Johnson County Community College after graduating from high school.

Alexis Mckown
Ruth and Chris join in group photo before leaving.
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