Tara Murphy of South Boston won the Youth of the Year Award for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, and will be competing against all of the Massachusetts clubs for a statewide honor in June.

Murphy, a member of the Edgerley Family South Boston Club,  received her award at the BCGB’s St. Patrick’s Day luncheon March 5 at the Westin Hotel in Boston where she gave a speech and was then honored by Mayor Marty Walsh, State Sen. Linda Dorcena-Forry, Boston City Councilor-at-large Michael Flaherty, and State Rep. Nick Collins. The award is given to members who “embody the values of leadership service; academic excellence; and healthy lifestyles.”

“I grew up at the Boys and Girls Club, so doing all of the amazing things they offered me there felt natural,’” said Murphy, who is a senior at Elizabeth Seton Academy, inDorchester. “It was a huge honor receiving the Youth of the Year award at the South Boston Boys and Girls Club and an even bigger honor moving on and representing all Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston. It is an amazing feeling, knowing all that I have done has really made a difference.”

Murphy was in Dallas, Texas March 14 through 17 at the Boys and Girls Clubs of America Keystone Conference where more than 2500 teens from 157 cities and five countries gathered to develop leadership skills.