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Prosser teen named Washington's Youth of the Year

Photo: Boys & Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties

PASCO, Wash. - The Boys & Girls Club have recently chosen a teen from Prosser to represent clubs in the state of Washington.

Fifteen-year-old Zane Castilleja was named the 2018 Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Club Washington State last week.

Ten state and national judges selected the teen for his outstanding character, hard work for the community and leadership skills, according to an announcement from the organization.

Community judges previously chose him as Youth of the Year for Benton and Franklin Counties, a press release said.

Boys & Girls Club leaders said Castilleja has been a member of the Prosser club for five years.

The Prosser High School sophomore was one of 12 winners across the state to compete for the Washington State Youth of the Year title.

Castilleja will receive $5,000 in college scholarships as the new teen representing 74,000 club youth throughout our state. He said he hopes to attend the University of Washington to pursue a career as a surgical nurse.

Castijella says he will use his title to inspire teens to help him make a difference.

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