Amaya Warner, 9, a third grader at Lancaster Primary School, was named Youth of the Month by the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck, while Richard Thomas, technology coordinator, has been named Staff of the Month, according to Unit Director Wardell Carter.
Warner has been a Club member for one year. She participates in art classes, the Learning Center, the Game Room, gym and computers. In school she is involved in drama and she participates in her church choir.
Carter said Warner was selected because she is “very respectful, has great manners, excellent behavior and gets along well with everyone.” Her personal ambition is to be a doctor or a rock star.
Warner said being named Youth of the Month “makes me feel good because I know that it’s doing a good job and being a good Club member.”
A Weems resident, Thomas has worked at the Boys & Girls Club for a month. His goal is “to continue reaching out to youth to become world changers.”
Carter said he selected because he is “very dependable and punctual. He works well independently and with the team, clearly understand the Club’s mission and goals, develops lesson plans and activities to meet Club goals and has great disciplinary procedures.”
Thomas also “has good knowledge of computer hardware, software and maintenance,” Carter said. “His teaching skills enable all youth to excel and reach their potential.”
Thomas said it was an “honor to be chosen among so many great staff.