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Alanis M. Baez-Aquino is the Youth of the Month Star Student for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, Fredericksburg Regional Branch.
Alanis, 8, is in the third grade with a B average at Lafayette Elementary School.
The daughter of Miguel Baez and Monica Aquino, she is involved in the club's Power Hour, Girl Scouts, karate classes and dance.
The youth are nominated for their participation and excellence or improvement in academics and the five core program areas of the clubs--education and career development, character and leadership development, health and life skills, the arts, and sports, fitness and recreation.
The mission is to help youth of all backgrounds boost confidence, develop character and acquire skills needed to grow up to be productive, civic-minded, responsible adults.
--From staff reports