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Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Club

March 27, 2013 Boys & Girls Club of Collier County Youth of the Year: Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell hailed the success of the Boys & Girls Club while reitarating Pro Baseball's and the Red sox' committment to the charity.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.

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March 27, 2013 Boys & Girls Club of Collier County Youth of the Year: Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell hailed the success of the Boys & Girls Club while reitarating Pro Baseball's and the Red sox' committment to the charity. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.

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  • March 27, 2013 Boys & Girls Club of Collier County Youth of the Year: After realizing she was the 2013 winner of Youth of the Year a joyfully tearful Thanise Marc lands in the arms of Olympian JackieJoyner-Kersee, right along with Theresa Shaw, Pres./CEO Boys & Girls Club of Collier County and Jerry Nichols, Board Chair Boys & Girls Club of Collier County.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 27, 2013 Boys & Girls Club of Collier County Youth of the Year: 2005 Youth of the Year Jarvis C. McInnis is introduced to the crowd prior to his speech comparing his experience which led to meeting with celebrities, top athletes & two Presidents as credit cards he charged that he's now paying back to the Boys & Girls club as a leader and ambassador.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 27, 2013 Boys & Girls Club of Collier County Youth of the Year: Here the Red Sox' manager John Farrell presents an honorary jersey to Tim & Sharon Ubben, Honorary BGCCC Chairs.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 27, 2013 Boys & Girls Club of Collier County Youth of the Year: Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell hailed the success of the Boys & Girls Club while reitarating Pro Baseball's and the Red sox' committment to the charity.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 27, 2013 Boys & Girls Club of Collier County Youth of the Year: Former Boys & Girls club member and TV personality Mario Lopez addressed the crowd and recalled the meaning of his days as a member.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 27, 2013 Boys & Girls Club of Collier County Youth of the Year: A total of 10 BGCCC members took to the stage as friendly competitors for the Youth of the Year award.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 27, 2013 Boys & Girls Club of Collier County Youth of the Year: The ceremony was led by the color guard who preceded a video spotlighting the contestants.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 27, 2013 Boys & Girls Club of Collier County Youth of the Year: BCCCC member Gaelle Andre performs the National Anthem at the Naples Philarmonic during the Youth of the Year presentation.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 27, 2013 Boys & Girls Club of Collier County Youth of the Year: A still emotionally charged Thanise Marc addresses the crowd of 500 or so at the Phil and closes the 2013 Youth of the Year award for the BGCCC.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 27, 2013 Boys & Girls Club of Collier County Youth of the Year: A gracefully surprised Thanise Marc takes support from Jackie Joyner-Kersee enroute to her award and the podium.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 27, 2013 Boys & Girls Club of Collier County Youth of the Year: Getting closer, 1st Runner Up Ashley Hernandez shares an emotional moment and accepts her award.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 27, 2013 Boys & Girls Club of Collier County Youth of the Year:  Also flanked by Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Theresa Shaw & Jerry Nichols is 2nd Runner Up Nicole Gutiererrez.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 27, 2013 Boys & Girls Club of Collier County Youth of the Year: Also a Boys & Girls Club member, Ruben Studdard an American Idol winner wowed the crowd with three Motown songs.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.

Thanise Marc, a sophomore at Golden Gate High School, was named the Youth of the Year Tuesday by the local chapter of the Boys & Girls Club.

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