Two win state Jaycee honors

May. 01, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

The North Carolina Jaycees recognized the extraordinary service of two local volunteers at the annual Distinguished Service Awards banquet recently held at the Carolina Club in Chapel Hill.

Kelly Klug was named Most Outstanding Young North Carolinian, and Celine Bullock earned Most Outstanding Teenager. These awards are given to North Carolina citizens who demonstrate exemplary leadership, an outstanding record of personal achievement and service to their communities at the local and state levels. This is the second consecutive year that Central Carolina Jaycees’ Outstanding Young North Carolinian nominee has received the state award.

Klug is owner of Lighthouse Documentation & Training. She is president of the Sanford chapter of Business and Professional Women, board member for Lee County Partnership for Prosperity, Ambassador Program Chair for the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce and a United Way of Lee County Investment Committee member.

Bullock, 17, is a senior at Union Pines High School. The Carthage resident is an honors student, a member of the National Honor Society, a leader in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a Junior Marshal, has been named an AAA Scholar-Athlete and has won numerous “best student in class” awards. She intends to study education at one of the numerous colleges that accepted her, and was given an $1,000 scholarship for that endeavor.

Both Klug and Bullock were nominated by the Central Carolina Jaycees. The leaders will also be recognized at a local Distinguished Service Awards banquet in the coming weeks. The local chapter also awarded the following: R.V. Hight, Boss of the Year; Erik Rhodes, Outstanding Teenager; Cindy Hall, Outstanding Senior Citizen; and Anthony Davis, Outstanding Young Educator.

For more information about the Distinguished Service Awards, to nominate a local leader for any of the above awards, or to learn more about the Central Carolina Jaycees, email the organization at