The Central Arkansas Boys & Girls Clubs chose their iPawn Arkansas Youth of the Year on December 1, 2016 at their annual Leadership Dinner. Each year, they celebrate a leader in the local community, as well as choose their Youth of the Year. iPawn Arkansas has had a very close relationship with the Boys & Girls Clubs and, this year, began providing the winner of the Youth of the Year with a $2,500 scholarship.
Shawn Richardson was chosen as the Youth of the Year. Shawn is a member of the Dalton Whetstone Unit and is a senior at Central High School in Little Rock. Shawn has worked hard on his academics and currently holds a 3.7 GPA.
This year’s community leader was Officer Tommy Norman of the North Little Rock Police Department. Here is a news link to info on Officer Tommy Norman: http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2015/may/07/nlr-officer-gets-national-exposure-community-polic/