William McClain, seen with his mother, Valerie Frasher, was selected by the Augusta Exchange Club as the Youth of the Year.

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.