Youth of the Year

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Congratulations to Locust Valley High School senior Joseph Valli on being named the Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club 2021 Youth of the Year. According to the club, those earning this title embody the values of leadership service, academic excellence and healthy lifestyles. They exemplify the critical impact that Boys & Girls Clubs have on the lives of young people.

The club’s announcement states that “Joe has demonstrated what leadership, dedication and hard work truly mean.” Joe participated in the club’s sports programs and Money Matters and completed many hours of community service. He was elected president of Keystone by his peers and is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Falcons varsity soccer team. Joe will attend Binghamton University to study business this fall.

“Joe is a caring and hardworking individual who is very deserving of the honor of being the 2021 Youth of the Year,” the club announcement states.

Varsity soccer coach Joseph Lee said Joe is an outstanding young man. “He is well-liked by his teammates and works hard each day to help make the team better with his unselfish nature,” Coach Lee said. “Joseph is known for his hard work and positive approach to all he does.”