Boys & Girls Club Rochester reveal 2023 Youth of the Year

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(ABC 6 News) – The Boys & Girls Club of Rochester has revealed their 2023 Youth of the Year.

Baylie Chappuis, a junior at Century High School, was named 2023 Youth of the Year at an event at the historic Chateau Theatre in January. Candidates were judged based on categories of written essays, panel interviews, and public speaking.

Baylie has been a Boys & Girls Club member for 6 years. She has aspirations to become an RN and hopes to study nursing at the University of Minnesota-Rochester in the coming year.

“Baylie embodies resiliency,” Director of Programs, Samuel Hawkins shares, “She employs the strengths and strategies she has learned at Club to face adversity with confidence. She’s an expert at leveraging resources and has become an effective leader for other Club youth. For example, her dedication to her academic success encourages younger Club youth to find passion and purpose in their schoolwork as well. The mission of Club is written on [Baylie’s] heart. By focusing on her own journey, she inspires others.”

As Rochester’s Youth of the Year, Baylie will go on to contend for the Minnesota Youth of the Year at the state Capitol in mid-March.