2015-16 Midwest Youth of the Year
Alora literally found her voice at the Club.
Seeking refuge from a difficult home situation, she joined the Club as a shy 12-year-old. When she was cast in a Club production of the musical “Dreamgirls,” Alora had to face her fears. The success she discovered onstage gave her the confidence to make positive changes in her life.
On the verge of being sent to alternative school due to poor academic performance, she joined a Club mentoring program. Alora’s mentor challenged her to put more effort into her schoolwork. In one semester, she increased her grade point average from 2.9 to 3.9. Alora was active in Keystone Club, Cooking Club and Tomorrow’s Promise. As the heart and soul of the Club’s drama group, she has acted, danced, sang and directed productions. Alora attends Bowling Green State University and plans to become a journalist.