Berkeley School of the Arts sophomore Kimberly King will represent South Carolina as the Boys & Girls Clubs Military Youth of the Year in a regional competition in Atlanta next month.
Joint Base Charleston Weapons Station youth program staff are facilitating practice opportunities to help prepare her for the competition, which includes an interview.
Kimberly is a daughter of Frenchi and Stanley King, who is retired from the Navy.
“The Boys & Girls Club has a lot of good programs for her to meet her peers and learn things. She has become more aware of how to help people,” Stanley King said.
Kimberly maintains a 4.0 GPA, is a member of the Beta Club and president of the local Boys & Girls Club Keystone. She has been a member of the Weapons Station youth program for three years and has volunteered over 250 hours within the last year.
She said she enjoys service because she likes “making people happy.”
“Knowing that I put a smile on someone’s face is a great achievement,” she said.
Kimberly is a voice major, but plans to study health sciences to become a physical therapist or physician.