Coffee Co. teen wins regional Boys & Girls Club title, heads to - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Coffee Co. teen wins regional Boys & Girls Club title, heads to nationals

A Douglas teen is giving South Georgia's Boys & Girls Club state and national recognition. (Source: Sharnae Pegues) A Douglas teen is giving South Georgia's Boys & Girls Club state and national recognition. (Source: Sharnae Pegues)
Coffee County senior Sharnae Pegues won the Southeast Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year. (Source: Sharnae Pegues) Coffee County senior Sharnae Pegues won the Southeast Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year. (Source: Sharnae Pegues)
Pegues will receive a $40,000 scholarship for winning the competition. (Source: Sharnae Pegues) Pegues will receive a $40,000 scholarship for winning the competition. (Source: Sharnae Pegues)
COFFEE CO., GA (WALB) -

A Douglas teen is giving South Georgia's Boys & Girls Club state and national recognition. 

Coffee County senior Sharnae Pegues won the Southeast Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year.

She had been a member of the Boys & Girls Club for quite some time. 

During that time Pegues started the Pearls of Elegance Program to address low self-esteem issues for girls.

Pegues spoke with WALB about the most valuable skill she learned during the program.

"I would say learning how to speak in front of people, cause usually, you are nervous, but I was just excited," said Pegues.

Pegues will receive a $40,000 scholarship for winning the competition.

In November she will move on to the national competition in Washington D.C.

Copyright 2017 WALB. All rights reserved. 

Report an error Submit a tip to WALB News 10

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Tyson plant in Dawson to close permanently

    Tyson plant in Dawson to close permanently

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:14 PM EDT2018-05-25 18:14:33 GMT
    Officials with Tyson Foods announced Friday that the plant in Dawson will permanently close. (Source: WALB)Officials with Tyson Foods announced Friday that the plant in Dawson will permanently close. (Source: WALB)

    Officials with Tyson Foods announced Friday that the plant in Dawson will permanently close. The poultry facility employs 300 people.

    More >>

    Officials with Tyson Foods announced Friday that the plant in Dawson will permanently close. The poultry facility employs 300 people.

    More >>
  • Woman OK after morning car fire in Albany

    Woman OK after morning car fire in Albany

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:36:43 GMT
    Crews work to put out car fire (Source: WALB)Crews work to put out car fire (Source: WALB)
    Crews work to put out car fire (Source: WALB)Crews work to put out car fire (Source: WALB)

    The passenger of a car that caught on fire Friday morning is OK. A woman said she was driving to work on GA Highway 300 when she took the Slappey Boulevard South exit. 

    More >>

    The passenger of a car that caught on fire Friday morning is OK. A woman said she was driving to work on GA Highway 300 when she took the Slappey Boulevard South exit. 

    More >>
  • Trees could causes issues after heavy rain

    Trees could causes issues after heavy rain

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:32 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:32:26 GMT
    Harper Tree Service working in East Albany on a removal project (Source WALB)Harper Tree Service working in East Albany on a removal project (Source WALB)
    Harper Tree Service working in East Albany on a removal project (Source WALB)Harper Tree Service working in East Albany on a removal project (Source WALB)

    Rain is expected over the weekend and one major concern right now is falling trees. The moist ground after weeks of dry weather making tree susceptible to toppling over.

    More >>

    Rain is expected over the weekend and one major concern right now is falling trees. The moist ground after weeks of dry weather making tree susceptible to toppling over.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly