Feanna Vang

WAUSAU — Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area member Feanna Vang was named Wisconsin’s Youth of the Year at a statewide competition in early March.

Vang was selected out of 144,000 club members across 159 clubs in 58 Wisconsin cities and shows what it means to achieve success in the face of life’s challenges, the Boys & Girls Club said in a news release. Vang is a senior at D.C. Everest Senior High School and will attend UW-Madison in the fall.

“To me, winning Youth of the Year means I will be representing the voices of all young people in Wisconsin,” Vang said in the release. “I will listen to them and speak for them the best I can. It was an honor to be considered in a fantastic group of candidates who have all worked hard to get where we are today with the support of our local club.”

Vang will represent Wisconsin at the Midwest Youth of the Year competition in June. The regional winners advance to the National Youth of the Year Gala and Celebration in Washington, D.C.