Brookwood High School Senior Twilla Walton has been named the Lawrenceville Boys & Girls Club 2020-2021 Youth of the Year.
Walton received a $500 scholarship from the Boys & Girls Club and will serve as club spokesperson at the Rick Case Bike Christmas Program, and speak at the 2021 Gwinnett County Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Parade.
As the Lawrenceville Club honoree, she will compete for a $2,500 scholarship against other Youth of the Year winners representing Boys and Girls Clubs from around metro Atlanta. Walton has been lauded for her leadership, community involvement, and initiative. Rory Johnson, the executive director of the Lawrenceville Boys & Girls Club, says Walton is an outstanding young lady. “Twilla stands out as a leader,” said Johnson. “She looks out for the needs of others first, and she encourages people, especially her peers. She seizes opportunities in some of the most unexpected ways, like when she helps with the afternoon snack program and takes it upon herself to add kind messages to the kids on each snack.”
Walton also is active at Brookwood High, where she carries a rigorous academic workload and participates in the National Spanish Honor Society, Key Club, and the varsity track team. She hopes to attend Florida State University to major in psychology.