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Teen-ager receives 'Y' award
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Hyde, Alan
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Hi-Y Club was created to help promote Christian character in high school boys through emphasis in speech skills, sportsmanship and scholastic achievement. The Hi-Y service clubs eventually grew into the "four fronts" program which included the Hi-Y Club for high school boys, Jr. Hi-Y Club for middle school children, Tri Hi-Y Club for girls, and the Gra-Y Club for grade school children.
Photograph caption dated January 16, 1963 reads, "John Mounier, 17, of Northridge, receives an award naming him San Fernando Valley Hi-Y Boy of the Year. Mounier, a member of the West Valley YMCA, was chosen from three other Y contestants. He is shown receiving his award and congratulations from M. H. Johnson, center, and Lynn Scott, right, judges and Y board members. The winner, a 12th grade student at Cleveland High School, was selected for his scholastic standing, activities in school, the Y and church, and his outstanding essay on 'What Hi-Y Means to Me.'"
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
West Valley YMCA (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hi-Y Club
Associations, institutions, etc.--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Teenage boys--California--Los Angeles
Teenage boys--California--Los Angeles--Societies and clubs
High school students--California--Los Angeles
Awards--California--Los Angeles
Valley Times Collection photographs

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