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Ontario youth clinches top statewide honor

Omar Vera, a senior at Four Rivers Community School, secured top honors in statewide contest sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of Oregon. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

ONTARIO – As soon as Omar Vera walked into an activity room at the Boys & Girls Club of Western Treasure Valley last week, a chorus of young, gleeful voices erupted.

“Hey, it’s Omar!”

The loud greetings from the youth are familiar to Vera but he still gets as jolt of enthusiasm when he hears them.

Vera . . .