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Posted: Dec 01, 2023 2:14 PMUpdated: Dec 01, 2023 2:22 PM

Kirany Orphin Named BGC Bartlesville Youth of the Year

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Nathan Thompson
Hundreds of supporters gathered Friday morning at the Boys and Girls Club in Bartlesville to honor several club members, but one special girl took home an incredible honor.
It was a moment to celebrate and raise funds for Great Futures for dozens of children at the CJ 'Pete' Silas Boys and Girls Club of Bartlesville. At a luncheon on Friday, nine club members were recognized for being either a Junior Youth of the Year Finalist or the honor of being a Youth of the Year Finalist for the Bartlesville club.
Brad Doenges from the Doenges Family of Autos made the big announcement.
Kirany Orphin has been a member of the club for about five years. She says she was given a second chance at life after being adopted out of a tough home, filled with addiction and abuse. Kirany says those scars are part of who she is as a young adult. But through perseverance, support and love from her adoptive family and through the Boys and Girls Club, she is now a mentor for younger club members.
She says if it wasn't for that support, she doesn't know where she would be now.
Kirany will now move on to the State Youth of the Year, something that Bartlesville club members have been able to win several times in recent years. All thanks to the support of donors, mentors and the loving staff at the Boys and Girls Club of Bartlesville.
Junior Youth of the Year Finalists
Lania Collins
Alijah Emmitt
Lupita Hernandez
Sariah Mask
Charlie Muehlhausen
Storie Reagans
Youth of the Year Finalists
Rylee Mueller
Kirany Orphin
Harmony Smith

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