Boynton Beach Community High School (BBCHS) senior Kathleen Wilkinson was selected as this year’s Bob Borovy Student Citizen of the Year and received $1,000 from the City of Boynton Beach’s Education and Youth Advisory Board. Kathleen, selected by a panel of community members and last year’s recipient, received her check at the Tuesday, May 21 City Commission Meeting.
Kathleen graduated 4th in her class, with a 4.6 GPA. Dual enrolled at Palm Beach State College (PBSC), Kathleen took enough classes to receive her AA degree. At BBCHS, she was a member of the National Honor Society, International Thespian Society, and Foreign Language Honor Society. In addition to her rigorous academic schedule, Kathleen performed over 2,500 hours of community service with such organizations as St. Moore Church, Ronald McDonald House, ArtiGras, SunFest, and Lake Worth Playhouse. Kathleen plans to major in stage management and attend the University of Miami.
The Bob Borovy Student Citizen of the Year award was created in 2000 to recognize a graduating high school senior who best epitomizes the spirit of volunteerism and giving to the community as exemplified by the late Bob Borovy, a US Veteran and former advisory board member who was an active member of the Boynton Beach community. Since the inception of the award, the City of Boynton Beach has distributed $25,250 in cash awards to 45 high school seniors.