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Mount Olive will present awards at first banquet

By Matthew Whittle
Published in News on February 4, 2007 2:01 AM

All the nominees are in, the winners have been selected and on Thursday, the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce and the Mount Olive Jaycees will have their first annual awards banquet in the Murphy Regional Center at Mount Olive College.

Tickets for the event, which will begin at 7 p.m., are $15 per person and can be purchased at the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce on North Center Street.

Eight Mount Olive area residents will be honored.

The chamber will give out its Chairman's Award, which is bestowed on a member demonstrating outstanding community service in the last year.

The Jaycees' top award will be the Distinguished Service Award, which will be given to someone between 21 and 40 years old who lives in Mount Olive or the surrounding community and who has demonstrated exemplary qualities of leadership within the last year.

The Jaycees are the Junior Chamber of Commerce.

The organization also will be giving out six other awards, including:

* Boss of the Year -- awarded to a Jaycee employer who has provided outstanding service to the organization, his family, church, community and nation.

* Outstanding Teenager -- awarded to an area high school senior well-rounded in scholarship, leadership and community service and with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

* Outstanding Young Educator -- awarded to a teacher, 21- to 40-years old and teaching between kindergarten and 12th grade.

* Outstanding Young Farmer -- awarded to a farmer, 21- to 40-years old and showing progress in an agricultural career and implementing extensive soil and water conservation practices.

* Outstanding Young Public Servant -- awarded to a correctional officer, firefighter, law enforcement officer or rescuer 21 to 40 years old.

* Outstanding Senior Citizen -- awarded to those 60 years and older who have shown exemplary qualities of leadership during their lifetime.