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WRAL's Gilbert Baez honored by Bill Clinton for 1973 award

Posted September 6, 2016

WRAL's Gilbert Baez was honored Tuesday by former president Bill Clinton as the 1973 Boy of the Year - a meeting 43 years in the making.

— WRAL's Gilbert Baez was honored Tuesday by former president Bill Clinton as the 1973 Boy of the Year - a meeting 43 years in the making.

Baez was the recognized as the Boy of the Year, an award through the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The recognition program celebrates the extraordinary achievements of teens at school, church, home and in the community.

When Baez won the award, he was a member of the R.W. Brown Boy's Club in Philadelphia. He traveled to Washington, D.C., to accept his prize and take a photo with then-president Richard Nixon. But, due to scheduling conflicts, Nixon was unable to take the photo.

Forty-three years, and a few presidents later, Baez was finally able to get his well-deserved picture with former president Bill Clinton while he attended a campaign event in Durham.

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