The Jaycees are an amazing group of individuals who work behind the scenes to engage people in community projects, embracing opportunities to mentor young adults who will hone skills and carry passion for service to the next chapter of their lives, hopefully in their home community of Foxboro – and wearing a blue shirt!
We present this scholarship in honor of long time Jaycee, Fred George, Jr. who spent countless hours assisting with Jaycees community projects and embracing leadership roles before losing a battle to cancer in December 2018. We remember him fondly as a loving father with a big heart, truly an amazing and wonderful role model who embodied Jaycees values.
The Foxboro High School class of 2020 was forced to create some new traditions due to the pandemic and abandon rites of passage other classes have experienced, but the spirit of the young adults in this community was undaunted by this unprecedented obstacle. The application pool of candidates oozed with amazing accomplishments, stellar academic and extra curricular accolades, and passion for creativity and leadership.
Finalist Jamie DeVellis participated in a diverse range of activities: volunteering at the Marilyn Rodman Theatre, delivering turkeys to veterans on Thanksgiving, helping at Community Night Out, coaching youth soccer, assisting the Rec Dept. – among so many other commitments – she worked hard behind the scenes to ensure the success of the event for others and with a humble demeanor.
Jamie will pursue occupational therapy at University of New Hampshire
We are so honored to present this scholarship in Fred’s memory to such a deserving college student who has already demonstrated the values we hold so dear.