Savanna Clark, a rising senior at Mars Hill University and a resident of Flat Rock, NC, has received the Rookie of the Year award from the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Clark is a staff member of Boys and Girls Clubs of Henderson County, the organization which nominated her to receive the award. One of her primary responsibilities is helping students do homework in the organization’s after-school program.
There are more than 4,000 local BGC chapters across the nation, and each of them may nominate a staff member for the award. The organization gives the award to 50 staff members nationwide, one from each state.
According to Jessica Edney, Resource Development Coordinator for BGC of Henderson County, the Rookie of the Year award recognizes someone who demonstrates a high level of concern for her job and the children with whom she works.
“The award recognizes someone who shows up, who is diligent, who puts a lot of herself into the job. The Rookie of the Year is someone who relates well to our children and who is a good role model. Savanna is all of those things, and we felt that she would be an excellent choice for this award,” Edney said. The award was presented on May 30, at the State Alliance Meeting for BGC America.
Mars Hill University is a premier private, liberal arts institution offering more than 30 baccalaureate degrees and one graduate degree in elementary education. Founded in 1856 by Baptist families of the region, the campus is located 20 minutes north of Asheville in the mountains of western North Carolina. Visit www.mhu.edu.