Arrionna Places 2nd Runner Up in State Youth of the Year Competition

Arrionna Places 2nd Runner Up in State Youth of the Year Competition

Tennessee Titans Foundation Awards Arrionna a $7,000 College Scholarship

Every year, youth from across the state compete in the Boys & Girls Clubs state Youth of Year (YOY) Competition, a competition that recognizes excellence in the youth of the Boys & Girls Clubs, beginning at the Club level culminating on the national competition among all state winners. This year, one of our own Middle Tennessee youth, Arrionna Carlton, was named Second Runner up for the Tennessee. Arrionna will receive a $7,000 academic scholarship from the Tennessee Titans Foundation.


Every year, youth from across the state compete in the Boys & Girls Clubs state Youth of Year (YOY) Competition, a competition that recognizes excellence in the youth of the Boys & Girls Clubs, beginning at the Club level culminating on the national competition among all state winners. This year, one of our own Middle Tennessee youth, Arrionna Carlton, was named Second Runner up for Tennessee. Arrionna received a $7,000 academic scholarship from the Tennessee Titans Foundation. 

Arrionna, currently in 11th grade, has been a Club member for three years. During that time, she has honed her academic and leadership skills under the mentorship and guidance of caring Youth Development Associates. Her favorite Club moment was when the teens went to Toyota Financial Services to learn about credit and financial stability. Arrionna participates in the Keystone program at her Club and is currently serving as Vice President. In addition to her Club activities, Arrionna is a Centennial High Cheerleader, a dancer, and works at Kroger as a cashier. This busy young woman still found time participate in the rigorous YOY competition, winning the Middle Tennessee competition, and then completing an essay, giving a speech, and interviewing with a team of judges at the State YOY level. Her hard work paid off with her award of Second Runner Up.

Arrionna’s plans for the future include attending one of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities or the University of Alabama. She has not decided whether she wants to become a pediatrician or a criminal defense attorney.

Thanks to the generous support of the Tennessee Titans, our top three youth received academic scholarships. Congratulations to Boys & Girls Club members Hannah Maurice (First Place) of Smoky Mountains, and Isaiah Bullock (First Runner Up) of Maury County! 

Additional special thanks to AAA, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant for their support of the state Youth of the Year competition.