William McClain’s mother, Valerie Frasher, could not be much more very pleased of her son.
“He’s often been a very superior toddler, not a necessarily mean infant, delighted child,” she explained. “When he begun elementary college he just excelled, and he under no circumstances skipped a day of substantial school, elementary school, center college.”
All that get the job done has paid off as McClain, a scholar at A.R. Johnson Magnet University, was named the Augusta Trade Club Youth of the 12 months on Thursday.
9 learners were honored as nominees for the award at Augusta Nation Club. They ended up selected from students across Richmond and Columbia counties for their excellence in academia and extracurricular functions, and a single is picked out as the Youth of the Calendar year for their exceptional educational achievement and leadership.
McClain was a semifinalist for the Georgia’s Governor’s Honors System, is a member of the Superintendent’s Youth Advisory Council and is a skilled tennis player. He is also the founder of the William McClain Youth Platform, a political corporation that hosts forums and discussions between young grown ups, politicians and political candidates.
”To be in a position to build an firm that was fully A-partisan … that got the work completed, not to even just sign up but to get ready voters … by executing that, I seriously imagine that helps make me stand out,” he mentioned.
Spokesperson Donna Corridor said each pupil experienced to be nominated by their university counselors. The college students experienced to submit an entry kind which includes qualifications and accomplishments, and they also had to publish an essay.
Nomination letters were sent in March to McClain, Emma Catherine Leroy from Augusta Preparatory Working day Faculty, Jennifer Clair Jeschke from Davidson Wonderful Arts Magnet Faculty, Cameron Allen from Greenbrier High University, Reagen Lutz from Westminster Educational facilities of Augusta, Margaret Freitag from Augusta Christian Faculty, Makayla Curry from Glenn Hills Substantial University, and Anna Ivey and Margaret Yelton from Harlem Superior Faculty.
Every nominee acquired $200, and McClain received an more $1,000. He will also represent the Augusta region in the district-amount competition, and could most likely move on to the countrywide amount to earn $15,000.
“It suggests a good deal,” McClain explained. “Many times, students they constantly like to go back to that acceptance amount or admissions price … and I never ever definitely paid out interest to it. I constantly understood that I was competing in opposition to myself, and as long as I have it every thing that I experienced and I did the greatest that I could, I’m often heading to come out as a winner on leading.”
McClain achieved early admission to Stanford College and will be double majoring in general public plan and organization administration.