NEWS | June 6, 2016

Joint Base Charleston youth repeats as MYOY

By JB Charleston Public Affairs JB Charleston Public Affairs

For the second year in a row, Dorian Holnes, Joint Base Charleston - Air Base 2016 Youth of the Year, competed in the South Carolina Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) Military Youth of the Year completion and was named the 2016 SC Military Youth of the Year, April 29, 2016.  His achievement earned him a $5,000 scholarship and he will go on to compete in the BGCA Southeast Regional Military Youth of the Year Competition this summer. 

Dorian, the son of Pablo Holnes and Martiza Dawkins-Holnes, is 17 years old and attends Fort Dorchester High School where he maintains a 3.5 GPA. He is the Southeast Regional representative on the Air Force Teen Council and a member of the Fort Dorchester Link Crew, a program created to assist underclassmen in the transition from middle school to high school.

Holnes is involved in a variety of community activities including volunteer trips to the Lowcountry Homeless Shelter, beach preservation projects, oyster reef creation projects, Habitat for Humanity and he was a member of the Media Crew at the 2016 National Keystone Conference. Holnes volunteers at the youth center, high school plays and local middle schools. Additionally, he was nominated for the 2015 JB Charleston Volunteer of the Year Award.