Dailey Middle School 7th grade student Teryn Garza was named Boys & Girls Club Austin 2021 Junior Youth of the Year. The award recognizes outstanding leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to living a healthy lifestyle.

For consideration in the competition, Teryn wrote an essay, created an “All About Me” project, presented a 2 minute speech, in addition to an interview with a panel of judges. After the competition, she was selected as the winner from the group of 6 nominees and awarded a laptop and $100 gift certificate.

“Teryn Garza is an outstanding student and is a great representative of DVISD,” said Dailey Principal Mario Palacios. “We are so proud of her and all of her accomplishments. She’s a perfect example of Dailey Pride.”

Family standing with student holding balloons and gift