Photo left is Zach’s Mom Brenda, Zach, Zach’s Dad Curt and Liz Christianson

Watertown, SD – Zach Wilhelmi, who is a Junior at Watertown High School, was honored at a reception Wednesday afternoon after he was recently names the Boys and Girls Club South Dakota Youth of The Year.  The Youth of the Year title is a prestigious honor bestowed on an exemplary young person in recognition of their leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to living a healthy lifestyle.  Watertown Boys and Girls Club CEO Liz Christianson.

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Zach shared his comments that he presented when selected as South Dakota’s Youth Of The Year.

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Zach will receive a 5,000 dollar scholarship for being named South Dakota Youth Of The Year and another 500 dollar scholarship from the Watertown Boys and Girls Club. He will represent the state at the Midwest Regional level in July.