Brandon Pavlick, 15, of Lacey, has been named youth of the year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County.
The Timberline High School ninth-grader will go on to compete against other teens for the title of Washington youth of the year and a $1,000 scholarship.
Pavlick has been a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs since 2007. He said in a news release that after his parents divorced a few years ago, the club helped make him make new friends.
Gov. Chris Gregoire will announce the winner of the state competition March 23 at Qwest Field in Seattle, according to the news release from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County.