Alice High School Sophomore Lindsey Quintana was named the 2018 Alice Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year on Tuesday night. Quintana has been a member of the Boys and Girls Club since 2011 and keeps very busy with various academic and extracurricular pursuits.

Quintana is a member of the Junior Staff at the Club and has worked closely on the Break the Bank program, sponsored by the club to raise funds. During her acceptance speech, she referred to the staff at the Club as a “family” and told each one what they meant to her.

After finishing her high school diploma, Quintana hopes to attend either Baylor University or the University of Texas at San Antonio to further step toward her goal of becoming a plastic surgeon.

The Boys and Girls Club of Alice has been recognizing an outstanding youth member for 30 years and several past recipients were on hand to help congratulate Quintana. Executive Director Rick Del Bosque presented Quintana with the award and said that she “brightens any room she enters.”