Breaking News
More () »

DC student named regional Youth of the Year by Boys and Girls Clubs of America

Asha Haddox-Rossiter will now face off against five others for the national title.

WASHINGTON — A D.C. student just won a major award and is well on her way to a promising future. 

Asha Haddox-Rossiter is a recent graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts and will soon be headed to Ohio State University for college. 

She was recently named the 2022 Southeast Region Youth of the Year for Boys and Girls Clubs of America. As a winner, Asha will receive $35,000 in scholarship money.

Asha had a near-perfect grade point average in high school, sang opera at the Duke Ellington School and now she's vying for the title of National Youth of the Year with five other regional winners.

She reflected on how beneficial the program has been.

"The youth of the year program has, yes, taught me how to interview and write a resume and give a speech, and a myriad of other skills that I will need when I conquer the world, but more than that: This program and my club have taught me to know who I am," Asha said. "If I've learned anything in these past two and a half years it's that the future is unpredictable. Regardless I know that my club has given me the tools to go out into the future ready to take it over."

If you have something you'd like to share, email us at GetUplifted@wusa9.com or contact Allison Seymour on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Be sure to subscribe to the Get Up DC newsletter, where we'll be sharing an uplifting story every morning as well.


RELATED: This DMV high school student's aviation career is taking off | Get Uplifted

RELATED: Study: Student gains last year narrowed COVID learning gap

WUSA9 is now on Roku and Amazon Fire TVs. Download the apps today for live newscasts and video on demand.

Download the WUSA9 app to get breaking news, weather and important stories at your fingertips.

Sign up for the Get Up DC newsletter: Your forecast. Your commute. Your news.
Sign up for the Capitol Breach email newsletter, delivering the latest breaking news and a roundup of the investigation into the Capitol Riots on January 6, 2021.

Paid Advertisement

Before You Leave, Check This Out