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Alaska’s Youth of the Year recognized

By Shannon Ballard 7:44 PM February 18, 2014

The title recognizes outstanding contributions to family, school and community, as well as overcoming personal challenges.

ANCHORAGE - Singled out among several other local teens, the Boys and Girls Club named 15-year-old Mason Hoppe and 17-year-old Gage Dabin Alaska’s Youth of the Year.

Hoppe is representing traditional Boys and Girls Clubs and Dabin for clubs on military bases.

Youth of the Year is one of the highest awards members can receive. The title recognizes outstanding contributions to family, school and community, as well as overcoming personal challenges.

Hoppe and Dabin said they believe their time at the Boys and Girls Club shaped them into who they are today.

“It’s going to mean a lot to me. I earned a scholarship, that means a lot,” Hoppe said. “I don’t really earn many things.”

“They told me, you do so much for our youth center and you’re always there for us and this is a small favor that we can return by putting you in this competition,” Dabin said.

The honor comes with $2,500 in scholarships.

The boys could receive more if they continue to advance to the national competition. They’ll be traveling to California this summer to compete at the regional level.

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