Ms. Zuleydy Perez '19, a successful senior at Central Catholic, has been an active member of the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence from the age of seven.
Now, after a decade of being involved with the club, Zuleydy was recently named the 2019 Lawrence Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year. She now moves on to a state-wide competition and if she earns that title, she will compete nation-wide with the opportunity to meet the President of the United States.
The criteria to be considered for the Youth of the Year is based on service to the club and community, academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and leadership.
“Being recognized by the Lawrence Boys & Girls Club – a place where I grew up – means so much. I truly appreciate the staff members who helped me along the way,” said Zuleydy. “I was very excited and pleased to receive this award, because I’ve worked so hard and it’s starting to pay off!”
According to an announcement from the Boys & Girls Club, Zuleydy was involved in the club’s dance program, where she excelled at numerous types of dance including bachata, hip hop, and salsa, and performed at the club and local festivals. She has also completed over 300 hours of community service through the club’s Keystone program and also played basketball, volleyball, and participated in a Healthy Living program.
At Central Catholic, Zuleydy is a dynamo, balancing a rigorous advanced academic schedule as a Montagne Scholar, while participating as a member of the CCHS National Honor Society, Student Alumni Association, the Track Team, Manager of the Girls Varsity Basketball Team, and a leader for a new group on campus called SCOPE (Students Can Open People’s Eyes).
Congratulations, Zuleydy, on this well-deserved award!