Dane County Youth Of The Year
Congratulations to Vanessa Bahena Hernandez on being named the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County's 2021 Youth Of The Year! Vanessa is a Senior at East High School and captain of the Varsity Cheer Team. She considers herself an environmental activist and engages in protests and walkouts around gun control, climate strikes, immigrant rights, women's movements and Black Lives Matter. Vanessa plans to attend UW Madison and major in Psychology. She will move on to compete in the Wisconsin State Youth Of The Year Competition, representing Dane County.