SHS senior named Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year

What is happening: Sandusky High School Senior Samarion Newell was named Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio’s 2023 Youth of the Year Feb. 22. Newell will represent the club at the state competition in April.

Why it’s important: Newell received a $5,000 scholarship for winning the competition, which is one of the Club’s signature programs and is open to all members ages 14-18 who meet academic standards and are involved in community and Club activities, according to a release from the Club. 

“Winning this award is an honor and is a great networking opportunity and chance to gain exposure and will open many other doors in life,” says Newell. “Every level is a blessing and shouldn’t be taken for granted and now it’s time to make the most of it and live in the moment and take it all one step at a time.”

More about Samarion: Newell has been a member of the club since the age of 12. Now, as a senior at SHS, Newell, 18, plans to study finance in college. He is a member of Student Council, National Honor Society, United Black Students and Business Professionals of America. He has been a member of four varsity sports throughout his time at Sandusky High School, including soccer, basketball, track, and tennis. 

More about the Club: The Boys & Girls Club provides safe, fun places for kids ages 6-18 to go after school. Clubs focus on healthy lifestyles, academic success and character development. BGCNEO, which was formed by the 2019 merger of Clubs in Cleveland, Akron, Lorain County and Sandusky, now has 50 locations in five counties.