Boys & Girls Club announces 2018 Youth of the Year, Hall of Fame inductees

David Domingue (WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- The Boys & Girls Club of Central Georgia announced its 2018 Youth of the Year and inducted two members into its Annual Hall of Fame Thursday.

Youth of the Year nominee Nigel Wilmore said, "Being a part of the club, my favorite things were meeting new people because we would have basketball games or football games against different clubs and sometimes we would go down to Warner Robins and it would just be meeting new people from different schools and different backgrounds and it was just amazing getting to know someone else."

Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee hosted the ceremony, which honored successful youth, club alumni and community partners.

Joynee Kersee said that it's important for her to be an ambassador for the Boys & Girls Club because it lets her, "Continue to sing their praises. Because tonight we are going to hear some fantastic stories from young people that are going to try and make a difference and this is just one moment and they are going to have many moments in their lives and that is what the Boys & Girls Club do."

The Hall of Fame "Class of 2018" inductees included Beverly Knight Olson and Aubry Boyd.

"Every single day at each one of our Boys & Girls Clubs facilities, youth and teens are encouraged and inspired to go after their dreams and achieve their full potential," said Phillip Bryant, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Central Georgia. "For the second year, it is an honor for us to recognize a new class of impressive individuals who serve as role models for our young people and prove that great futures are possible."

Nominee Cameron Gooden won the Youth of the Year award for 2018.

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