Trei is a freshman at the University of Arkansas and an alumnus of Boys & Girls Clubs of Lawrence, Kan. who has excelled in school and her community, despite such obstacles as domestic violence and poverty. She received the National Youth of the Year honor in September at a Congressional Breakfast on Capitol Hill, co-hosted by Senator Orrin Hatch and Representative Steny Hoyer. The oldest of eight children, Dudley turned to her Boys & Girls Club as a place where she could be a kid when she had to be a strong parental figure for her siblings at home.