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City club picks Michael Davis as Youth of the Year

VERGENNES UNION HIGH School senior Michael Davis, this year’s Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes Youth of the Year, posed with club interim director Cookie Stepanitis.

VERGENNES — The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes is proud to announce that Michael Davis is the club’s 2020 Youth of the Year. Davis will compete with other Vermont clubs’ Youths of the Year on July 15 for scholarships.
A senior at Vergennes Union High School, Davis is the son of Tim and Lisa Davis of Addison. He plans to enter Vermont Technical College in the fall, choosing to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in the Professional Pilot Program. 
Davis has volunteered since he was young and annually donates over 1,000 hours of his time to programs benefitting youth, elderly and veterans. 
Davis is a member of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron for Post No. 14 in Vergennes and has been elected an officer. 
As a member of the Boys & Girls Club, Davis has logged countless hours mentoring youth, working on club projects and helping out as a technician for repairs when things break. 
As well as encouraging teens to try new activities, Davis has mentored youth in the VUHS/Lake Champlain Maritime Museum rowing program and in homework clubs and community service projects. 
Also a competitive speaker, Davis has worked with younger students to become more comfortable speaking in front of groups and learning how to express themselves to diverse audiences.
Davis encouraged local youths to try the summer programs the Boys & Girls Club will be offering online, and to come to the club when it opens again in coming months.
And he suggested they consider volunteering their time for good causes.
“I believe in working hard and in challenging myself,” Davis said. “I think most people think they don’t have time or qualifications to volunteer. It truly is about giving of yourself. All people can volunteer, and it does make a difference.”

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