Tajianna Robinson is this year's Menlo Park representative in the 2012 Youth of the Year competition.
She will represent the McNeil Family Clubhouse in the competition against two other finalists from Redwood City and East Palo Alto on Friday.
All participants receive a $500 scholarship for education from the Boys and Girls Club, and each clubhouse winner receives a plaque and a $1,000 scholarship. The BGCP Youth of the Year receives a plaque and a $1,500 scholarship from BGCP.
“This isn’t about a winner or a loser," said Peter Fortenbaugh, executive director of the BCCP. “It’s about the process of having kids learn to articulate life goals, speak in public, and have one-on-one interviews with a senior executive. It’s not just a beauty contest."
Read more about what they had to do to qualify for the nomination