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9/4/2014 - Wakeman member named finalist in America’s Vote competition

After one week of voting, Wakeman Boys & Girls Club announced that Smilow-Burroughs Club member Billy Narvaez is in first place in the 2014 Maytag Dependable Leader Awards voting.

Through a national partnership, Maytag and Boys & Girls Clubs of America selected Billy as one of five finalists nationwide to compete for the distinction, which includes $50,000 in scholarships dollars to help the club deepen its impact in the community.

To vote for Billy, visit People may vote every 24 hours to help him increase his chances of winning the Maytag Dependable Leader Award of 2014.

“Billy is the definition of dependable,” said Laura Magnotta, the clubhouse’s program director. “He is at the Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse every day and is a tremendous role model and inspiration for all of our members. We are so proud to see him with this nomination for this incredible distinction from Maytag.”

The awards recognize club professionals and volunteers who are committed to making a difference in the lives of youth, and are dependable and exceptional role models. This year’s America’s Vote is an extension of the swards, inviting Americans to select a club member who exudes dependability, reliability and a commitment to excellence every day within their club or community by voting online.

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