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SHHS senior gets statewide B&G Club honor


May 19, 2021

ABBY JERNEJCIC receives a Youth of the Year award plaque from Tyler Reese of the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam.

Abby Jernejcic, of Sweet Home, knows her way around at the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam.

She started with the club six years ago as a client, and then joined the staff a year and a half ago.

According to club officials, she has really made herself very useful.

When children arrive at the Sweet Home branch, they get a box of supplies for the day, courtesy of Jernejcic, Executive Director Kris Latimer said.

"She does everything," Latimer said.

Jernejcic's efforts led to her applying for and winning the club's Youth of the Year honor, then being chosen as the state winner....

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