William McClain’s mom, Valerie Frasher, could not be more happy of her son.
“He’s often been a pretty good baby, not a signify toddler, delighted baby,” she reported. “When he commenced elementary school he just excelled, and he never ever skipped a day of high school, elementary faculty, middle school.”
All that work has paid out off as McClain, a university student at A.R. Johnson Magnet College, was named the Augusta Trade Club Youth of the Year on Thursday.
9 students ended up honored as nominees for the award at Augusta Nation Club. They ended up picked out from students throughout Richmond and Columbia counties for their excellence in academia and extracurricular actions, and just one is selected as the Youth of the Calendar year for their outstanding educational achievement and management.
McClain was a semifinalist for the Georgia’s Governor’s Honors Method, is a member of the Superintendent’s Youth Advisory Council and is a qualified tennis participant. He is also the founder of the William McClain Youth System, a political business that hosts forums and discussions between youthful older people, politicians and political candidates.
”To be ready to generate an business that was fully A-partisan … that obtained the career completed, not to even just sign-up but to get ready voters … by executing that, I actually imagine that can make me stand out,” he mentioned.
Spokesperson Donna Corridor said each pupil experienced to be nominated by their college counselors. The pupils experienced to submit an entry type which include qualifications and accomplishments, and they also experienced to generate an essay.
Nomination letters ended up sent in March to McClain, Emma Catherine Leroy from Augusta Preparatory Day University, Jennifer Clair Jeschke from Davidson Fantastic Arts Magnet College, Cameron Allen from Greenbrier Higher College, Reagen Lutz from Westminster Educational institutions of Augusta, Margaret Freitag from Augusta Christian University, Makayla Curry from Glenn Hills Substantial Faculty, and Anna Ivey and Margaret Yelton from Harlem Higher School.
Each nominee obtained $200, and McClain won an further $1,000. He will also signify the Augusta region in the district-amount levels of competition, and could possibly move on to the national degree to win $15,000.
“It usually means a great deal,” McClain stated. “Many instances, students they generally like to go again to that acceptance fee or admissions level … and I by no means genuinely paid out attention to it. I usually understood that I was competing versus myself, and as very long as I have it all the things that I experienced and I did the greatest that I could, I’m generally likely to come out as a winner on best.”
McClain achieved early admission to Stanford University and will be double majoring in public plan and business administration.