Morgan Hetrick, 16, and a sophomore at Green Ridge, won the Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year competition Thurday night at the Fox Theater in downtown Sedalia. She will compete in the statewide competition on April 9-10 in Jefferson City.
The club names three Youths of the Year. Morgan is the club’s teen winner. Ada Tucker, 11, and a 6th grader at Green Ridge, won the intermediate category. Michael Castiglia, 9, and a 4th grader at Skyline, won the elementary category.
Shown with the winners are Stoney Hays, BGC Director of Ops, and judges Linda Christle, executive director of Sedalia-Pettis County Economic Development; Deidre Esquivel, Furnell Companies; Senator Mike Parsons; Dr. Joanna Anderson, President State Fair Community College; and Sue Heckart, owner of Heckart Funeral Home and Crematory. Photos provided by Boys & Girls Club of West Central Missouri.