Winston-Salem Jaycees Honor Outstanding Young Leaders at Awards Banquet

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The Winston-Salem Jaycees honored 10 Outstanding Young Leaders from local Winston-Salem/Forsyth County High Schools with scholarship banquet held at Graze Restaurant at the Twin City Quarter on May 19th. Young leaders from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School District have the opportunity to complete their applications for the Outstanding Young Leaders (OYL) Scholarship each spring.

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At the Outstanding Young Leader Scholarship and Awards Reception, all nominees receive an official certificate of achievement. Some of these nominees received scholarships in addition to their certificates. Scholarships were provided to the top 3 students based on votes tallied by an unbiased judging committee.


This year’s top 10 Award and Scholarship recipients were:

Monet Beatty, Parkland High School **
Pasquale Caccavella, Mt. Tabor High School
William Comer III, Reagan High School
Arinton Davis, West Forsyth High School*
Madeline Gautreaux, West Forsyth High School
Devika Ghosh, Atkins High School
Stephen Markwalter, Mt. Tabor High School*
Amba Moore, Parkland High School
Julianne Page, Atkins High School
Stephen Stanley, Atkins High School

*$500 scholarshp recipient ** $1000 scholarship recipient

The Winston-Salem chapter sent the top five applications to compete for the North Carolina Jaycee’s Outstanding Teenager Award. This award is given to honor those young people of our state who have attained prominence through their academic achievements and contributions to their school, community, county, and state. NC Jaycees recognize 10 teenagers this year and 3 of them received a scholarship to be paid to their choice of college. Two of the Winston-Salem chapter’s applicants, Devika Ghosh from Aktins High School and Stephen Markwalter from Mt Tabor High School, claimed two of the 3 awards for North Carolina Jaycees Outstanding Young Teenager.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution for any Winston-Salem Jaycee Foundation supported project, visit the Foundation webpage HERE  and refer to the “How to donate” section.

Want to know more about the Winston-Salem Jaycees? They are a non-profit organization dedicated to recruiting and training leaders by providing fun, innovative opportunities for individuals to serve humanity. For more than 80 years, the Winston-Salem Jaycees have been the organization of choice for young people ages 21-40 to provide direction and leadership to the community. The chapter’s members take an active role developing and supporting projects that serve youth, the elderly and the needy while providing volunteers to a variety of local organizations and raising funds for North Carolina Jaycees Priority Projects.