COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Some very special Columbus teenagers were in the spotlight Thursday night.
WTVM's own Jason Dennis had the honor of being emcee for the Boys and Girls Club of the Chattahoochee Valley's second annual Youth of the Year awards.
Almost 500 people turned out for the ceremony, which was held at the National Infantry Museum.
This is the organization's highest honor for a member, and the winner of the 2015 Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year award went to N'Zier Bohannon.
We also want to offer our congratulations to the other three finalists Esmael Soto, Austin Leathers and Aysia Miles, who all won college scholarships.
"This is the second year for this event so we're really excited to have such great support," said Wendy McReynolds, VP of Marketing and Development. "We've raised $131,000 so far, and this stays local and goes right back into the five Boys and Girls Clubs here in the Chattahoochee Valley, and it helps support the thousands of kids who come through our doors every single day."
All four Youth of the Year finalists were also surprised with Microsoft tablets to help them in their college careers.
The local Boys and Girls Club also inducted two community leaders, John Flournoy and Phil Tomlinson, into its 2015 Hall of Fame.