Wiregrass Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year

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Out of 2,300 other club members, Quenton Jones has been given $1,000 in scholarship money and chosen as the wiregrass regions youth of the year.

From there, he participates in a state oral competition describing what the boys and girls club means to him.

If Quenton wins, he'll compete regionally and have a chance to win $5,000 in scholarship money.

Whoever wins the regional competition not only receives $10,000 in scholarship money, but gets installed as the nation's youth of the year by President Bush.

The youth of the year is chosen because of their involvement in the community, academic performance, moral character, and public speaking skills.

"Well, when I was younger I just liked to be different, people always said how quiet I was and I liked that and I said I'm going to step up and show kids how its really supposed to be and get away from all the violence," Goynes says

Quenton will attend Troy University-Dothan this March.