Wiregrass Boys and Girls Club recognizes ‘Youth of the Month’


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Boys and Girls Club announced the Youth of the Month for the months of September and October Wednesday evening.

Staff members and other children chose Derek Ford for the month of September and Key’Air Gary for October.

In order to win the special award, the children must show good character at all times whether that’s being respectful, helpful, and having a positive attitude. The winners received a care package from Buffalo Rock.

The two winners said they felt honored being recognized.

“It makes me feel amazing because this is like a one in a billion shot, so it’s a good opportunity to show people you’re a good person in the world,” Derek Ford said.

“It makes me feel pretty good,” Key’Air Gary said.

The rest of the children cheered them on as they received their awards. Staff member Larry Kirkland Jr. hopes every child can benefit from the special mo

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