By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Jaycees give awards, elect officers
Matt LaTulip, center, was named Jaycee of the Year. He is shown accepting the award.
Matt LaTulip, center, was named Jaycee of the Year. He is shown accepting the award. (SPECIAL)

The Statesboro Jaycees held their February meeting at Soyumi and 2023 End of Year Awards were given out to all of the recipients.  

After having a successful year in 2023, the service club recognized members who made the year special. The Jaycees were able to host a number of successful events to help raise funds for different organizations in our community.

Some of the events included:

  • The Luck of the Irish Raffle raised $4,798.34
  • Jaycee’s Nite Out raised $9,913.60
  • The Statesboro Jaycees Pageant raised $1,533.67
  • Toys for Tots over 1,100 toys were donated
  • Matt LaTulip was named the Jaycee of the Year. On top of being an officer in 2023 (Treasurer), LaTulip worked tirelessly on the Career Clothes Closet project that took years of hard work and dedication. Hugh Mays and Hayden LaTulip also had roles in getting the Closet project completed, along with many other Jaycees who volunteered hours working on the closet before it opened this past December.
  • The 2024 officers were also sworn in at the meeting. The Jaycees hope to keep the momentum going and have another successful year.
  • President: Christy Kennedy
  • Vice President: Bailey Brinson
  • Events Director: Alexis Knox
  • Communications Director: Mandy Kennedy
  • Membership Director: Gabby Lores
  • Treasurer: Matt LaTulip
  • Secretary: Murphy McRae
  • Executive Director: Anthony Leveritt
  • Executive Director: Cole Davis
    Statesboro Jaycees officers for 2024.
    Statesboro Jaycees officers for 2024.

Additional award winners:

  • President’s Award – Bailey Brinson & Mandy Kennedy
  • Trailblazer Award – Sydney Davis
  • Personal Achievement Award – Anthony Leveritt
  • Rising Star Award – Cole Davis
  • Membership Recruitment Award – Bailey Brinson
  • Project of the Year – Jaycees Nite Out: Wild Wild West
  • Eternal Service Award – Lauren Avery
  • Biggest Heart Award – Christy Kennedy
  • On-the-Spot Award – Sydney Davis
  • Hit the Ground Running Award – Autumn Willis
  • Above & Beyond Award – Hugh Mays, Matt LaTulip, and Hayden LaTulip
  • Perfect Attendance Award – Lauren Avery, Hugh Mays, and Anthony Leveritt
  • Founding Father Award – Chris Wiggins
  • Honorary Jaycee Award – Braxton Brinson
  • Business Partnership Award – Chris Gohagan with Taulbee, Rushing, Snipes, Marsh, and Hodgen LLC.

If you are between the ages of 21-40 and interested in joining the Statesboro Jaycees, reach out via email at, find us on social media, or visit our website at Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:15 at Soyumi. 

Anyone is welcome to attend the meetings.

Sign up for the Herald's free e-newsletter