The St. Helena Boys & Girls Club has honored Yannel and Danette Olguin as Youths of the Month and Alexander Santos as Member of the Month.
Yannel and Danette Olguin
Yannel and Danette, twin sisters, are currently 12 years old and are in sixth grade at RLS Middle School.They have been coming to the Boys and Girls Club since they moved here during kindergarten at the age of 5. They love to eat, play soccer, and make cinematic videos with their friends.
At first, Danette and Yannel were the quietest pair of twins in the club, but over the years they've grown into young ladies. They are still reserved and quiet, just not as much.
Both girls are interested in art. Whether it be chalk, acrylic painting, or digital art, they jump at the chance to create a pretty piece of artwork to take home.
Danette and Yannel love to participate in almost any and all activities that the staff planned out for the week, regardless of how fast or messy the activity is. Aside from art, the girls love to take the lead in the club's weekly cooking projects. By doing so, both girls show leadership skills that are just starting to sprout.
Alexander Santos has been named Member of the Month.
Alex is finishing up the fifth grade and getting ready for the next chapter of his life — middle school.
On a normal afternoon you would find Alex living in the gym. He loves sports. His favorite sport is basketball, and he also enjoys soccer. Over this past year, Alex has been with the club distance learning.
The staff has seen Alex really apply himself and stay motivated to complete his tasks. He sets a great example for his peers and the other members who are still virtual. It has been an experience helping Alex navigate this school year, and he will finish strong.
More recently, Alex has discovered he really likes volleyball. He spent some time teaching his cohort how to play the game and run drills with them. He also likes talking Pokémon with the other members.