Altus junior selected as youth of the year

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  • By Michael Fletcher
  • 97th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
Tyler Hill, son of Deborah Hill, 54th Air Refueling Squadron commander's secretary, is the Altus Air Force Base Boys and Girls Club Youth of The Year. 

Tyler, age 14, is now a 9th grader at Altus High School. He was selected on the basis of volunteer service, academic achievement and leadership in extracurricular activities. 

He was on the Jr. High honor roll each report period, played varsity tennis and soccer, earning two bronze medals and a goal medal, as well as being active in drama. He was selected to attend the First Baptist Church summer leadership camp for youth. 

The Boys and Girls Club of America Youth of the Year Program recognizes outstanding young people, ages 14-18, for outstanding scholastic and school achievements, community service and military youth center or Boys and Girls Club service. Each year teen candidates are invited to compete for the base level award. When a youth is selected at the base level, the package is forwarded to compete against other youth at the Air Education and Training Command. One AETC-level winner is chosen to compete at the Air Force level. 

Tyler received a plaque and certificate from Col. Michael Mendonca, 97th Air Mobility Wing vice commander, recognizing him as the Altus AFB winner.