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Benton County Boys and Girls Club announces 'Youth of the Year'

By Lara Hightower

This article was published March 12, 2017 at 1:00 a.m.

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Fernanda Alcantara will be honored as the Benton County Boys & Girls Club’s “Youth of the Year” on March 30. Alcantara has also won the award at the state level.

Benton County Boys and Girls Club

Youth of the Year Celebration

When — 6:45-8:30 p.m. March 30

Where — John Q. Hammons Center, 3303 S. Pinnacle Hills Pkwy. in Rogers

Cost — $100-$1,000

Information — (479) 273-7187

The Benton County Boys & Girls Club boasts some pretty impressive statistics on the front page of its website: Seventy-five percent of Boys & Girls Club members report finding valuable adult connections at the club. Eighty-two percent of teen members volunteer in the community at least once per year. Ninety-five percent of members report being on grade level. Eighty-six percent report plans to go to college after graduation.

Benton County Boys and Girls Club

Youth of the Year Celebration

When — 6:45-8:30 p.m. March 30

Where — John Q. Hammons Center, 3303 S. Pinnacle Hills Pkwy. in Rogers

Cost — $100-$1,000

Information — (479) 273-7187

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