December 2016 Youth of the Month Announcements

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wichita Falls is proud to announce November Youths of the Month. Aubriona Bolf, of the Southeast Branch is the Kiwanis Club of Wichita Falls Youth of the Month. Tyreece Hull, of the Rosewood Branch, is the Optimist Club of Wichita Fall Youth of the Month. Dymeterion Wade, of the Northwest Branch, is the Rotary Club of Wichita Falls Youth of the Month.

Service clubs sponsor three age divisions. Kiwanis Club of Wichita Falls sponsors 6-8 year olds. Optimist of Wichita Falls sponsors 9-11 year olds. Rotary Club of Wichita Falls sponsors 12-18 year olds.

Interviewers Hannah Fryer, representing the Rotary Club of Wichita Falls and Bill Presson, representing the Optimist Club of Wichita Falls considered the following categories while selecting the City Wide Youths of the Month:

  • Home & Family involvement
  • Community contributions
  • Academic achievements
  • Boys & Girls Club participation
  • Spiritual values

Nominees for the Kiwanis Division included:

  • Cartel Whitlow, Rosewood Branch
  • Trestin Rasmussen, Southwest Branch
  • Aubriona Bolf, Southeast Branch
  • Amiyah Williams, Central Branch

Nominees for the Optimist Division included:

  • Tyreece Hull, Rosewood Branch
  • Ean Beasley, Northeast Branch
  • Cameron Jones, Northwest Branch
  • Madyson Atkinson, Southwest Branch
  • Hayden Greensweight, Southeast Branch
  • Zachary Organ Central Branch

Nominees for the Rotary Division included:

  • Keleigh Mims, Rosewood Branch
  • Terrance Williams, Northeast Branch
  • Dymeterion Wade, Northwest Branch
  • Damion Fisher Southwest Branch
  • Anthony Davis, Southeast Branch

 Generous sponsors include:    Marcos Pizza and Times/Record News

Aubriona is the 7-year-old daughter of Richard & Makayla Bolf. She attends the Southeast Branch Club where Ms. Joycelyn Downing is Director.

Aubriona has two sisters who are 3 and 4 in addition to a 9-year-old brother. She is very helpful to her parents and helps with all the house work. Aubriona also makes herself useful in the kitchen with meals and cleaning up afterwards. Her mother said she is very helpful in keeping up with her younger sisters.

As a 2nd grader at Southern Hills Elementary, Aubriona is a hard worker and maintains an A/B average in her school work. She is a student who enjoys her math class and believes school is important in order to help her “learn better”.

As a member of Broken Chains Church where she attends both Sunday school and Children’s Church Aubriona practices opportunities to do good and be helpful to others less fortunate!

The Boys & Girls Club affords her many opportunities to make new friends and demonstrate her dependability. Aubriona attends nearly every day and is always a welcome sight for staff. She participates in Arts and Crafts, Club Tech, Smart Moves, Reading Programs, and Triple Play Healthy Habits just to name a few.

Aubriona volunteers in the Kids Kafe food program passing out meals to other members and she is always ready to help with the clean up afterwards.

Club Director Joycelyn Downing said, “Aubriona goes above and beyond helping others while at the Club!”

Tyreece is the 11-year-old son of Lyndsi Steel. He has a two sisters and two brothers. Tyreece is a big help to his mom and helps with housekeeping as well as keeping his room clean.

Tyreece’ s home Club is the Rosewood Branch where Mr. Rick Taylor is Club Director. He has attended the Boys & Girls Club for 5 years and during that time he has been very involved in the Club. Tyreece is an active participant in the Smart Moves, Kids in Control, and Club Power Hour and leadership programs. He has also actively participating in the Photography and Fine Arts Programs, entering pieces in both exhibits.

Tyreece has attended Life Tabernacle Church with his mom and is involved with the church’s youth group and choir. He is also active in Campfire programs.

Director Mr. Rick Taylor said, “Tyreece is one of the brightest kids we have excelling in all areas of the Club.”

Dymeterion is the 18-year-old son of Latoya Kornegay.

He has attended the Northwest Branch for over seven years and attended the Southeast Club for approximately two years. As a veteran member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wichita Falls his achievements and participation have been many. In recent years he has been selected as Northwest’s Youth of the Year three times. He is a recipient of the Ralph Donnell Volunteer of the Year Award and is leadership positions in the Torch and Keystone Leadership Clubs. His list of involvements includes the Football Program, annual Dove/Deer hunts, Torch and Keystone leadership clubs, Power Hour, Tutorial Program, Fine Arts and Photography programs, Triple Play gym activities, Healthy Habits and Smart Moves Clubs, Reading Programs, and Passport to Manhood. Dymeterion has served as a Junior Staff member and is now serving in a paid capacity. He is very suited in serving the youth and setting an example of leadership. He somehow finds time to offer his assistance as a Teens Make a Difference Day volunteer.
Dymeterion attends Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church and is involved with the Church’s Youth Group. He has been a member for seven years. He attributes his outstanding volunteer record and service to his Club and community to his church and the Boys & Girls Club.

Dymeterion is a Senior at Hirschi High School and is maintaining a 3.05+ GPA. He is a fan of English, History, and has a history of helping those less fortunate than himself to understand subject matter. Dymeterion is interested in continuing in the field of Social work in Youth Development and intends to base his course of study so that he can improve on the leadership he has demonstrated in the Club setting.

Branch Staff said, “Dymeterion has logged over 700 hours of volunteer time working with staff and members. He has a strong desire to help the children of our community”.

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About Craig Buckmore

I started with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wichita Falls in November of 2000. At the time I had not worked for a non-profit and the organization had no formal IT plan. During my time with the organization, I have learned a lot about the non-profit sector and created a formal plan and direction for the organization. I have been working to create new ways to keep the members engaged with the organization leveraging existing and in some cases technology under development all while keeping costs as low as possible. I enjoy working with all aspects of technology from hardware, software, programming, team building, training, professional networking, and systems engineering. I am not a specialist in any one discipline but focus on finding or building technologies to further the organization while keeping the larger picture in mind. To that end, I never see an IT system as static but ever evolving and always in need of improvement.