Texas Youth of the Year Honor Goes to Fort Hood Teen
Central Texas is home to the Texas State Military Youth of the Year. Her name is Iyana Moses and she lives on Fort Hood. Iyana was announced as the winner on Monday.
Moses talked to the Fort Hood Sentinel about the competition, telling editor Brandy Cruz, “I was overwhelmed, but I walked in with the Lord and I walked out with the Lord.”
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America organizes the annual program which looks at each participants volunteerism, leadership and communication skills. The competition also includes writing four essays, a speech and an interview.
Moses is a sophomore at Shoemaker High School, and she's also in the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps as well as AVID. She does a lot of volunteer work in the community, giving her time to help the elderly and even serving as the secretary of youth ministry at her church.
From here Moses will advance to the next level of competition which is the Southwest Military Youth of the Year. That competition will be held in the next couple of months. She'll have the chance to move on to the National Military Youth of the Year competition which will happen later in the summer.
Moses says she wants to send a message to other kids that if she can do it, they can do it, and they can overcome experiences and challenges in life to succeed.
It's great to see teens in the local community reach the goals they've set for themselves. We wish Iyana Moses the best as she continues to represent Fort Hood and all of Central Texas.
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