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Graduating senior, Winthrop’s First Lady honored at Boys and Girls Clubs’ dinner

Posted By Andrew Kiel On May 23, 2013 @ 11:47 PM In State & Local News | Comments Disabled

The Boys and Girls Clubs of York County Thursday honored two of their own – a graduating high school senior and the wife of a retiring university president.

Both were honored for very different reasons, but as Clubs Chief Professional Officer David Carriker says, in the case of eight-year board member Gale DiGiorgio, her passion for impacting childrens’ lives.

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DiGiorgio is the first recipient of the Dash Away award.DiGorgio, who’s not leaving the clubs, says the award was a surprise.

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Also honored Thursday – 17-year-old Rock Hill High Senior Omari Alleyne.

Alleyne graduates next week and plans to attend York Tech before joining the Air Force by way of the Citadel in Charleston.

Carriker says Alleyne has set the standard for his peers to live up to.

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Alleyne credits his success to his fellow club members.

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Both were treated to a banquet in their honor one the campus of Winthrop University.

Since Carriker took over the Boys and Girls Clubs of York County a little over a year ago, rapid growth at the Clubs has led to the opening of an additional Teen Center in Rock Hill. The Clubs now serve over 500 children each year.

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