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Apollo Student Named Youth of the Year

Apollo senior Kennethia Riley was named Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year after being one of three finalists. Riley associates with the Roosevelt Boys and Girls Club where she was a junior volunteer and youth leader. However, in her spare time, she also volunteers at Place of Hope and other places within the community. 

Riley started attending the Roosevelt Boys & Girls Club eight years ago. She is one of 11 kids, and her parents taught her to be persistent and to follow her dreams, even when through difficult times. Her membership at the Boys & Girls Club has instilled in Kennethia the value of setting and achieving goals.

According to her brother, Cortez Riley, “Kennethia epitomizes a leader of tomorrow!”

She received her Certified Nursing Assistant license and works at a care facility in St. Cloud. She is taking PSEO classes at SCSU. Upon graduation from Apollo High School this spring, Kennethia plans to go into the nursing field to ultimately become a Physician’s Assistant.

Kennethia Riley