21 outstanding young men were presented to the community on Saturday December 16th 2017. The 20th Biennial Beautillion Ball was sponsored by Jack and Jill of America Columbus, GA Chapter.
These young men: Clyde Albright, Austin Baker, Bryce Boston, Myles Collier, Colby Edmond, Garrek Fuller, Nicholas Hallet, Desmond Hamm, Jr., Andrew Jackson, Brandon Mahone, John Malone, Jerry Santiago, John Andrew Sims, Robert Tillman, Aundre Turner, Jourdan Watson, Jalen Wiley, Deondrae Williams, Jalen Williams, Jason Williams and Kysmen Wood have participated in numerous clinics since the beginning of 2017 to include team building, leadership and community service. The Ball was the culmination of a yearlong program for the young men facilitated by members of the local Jack and Jill Chapter.
The Beaux were escorted by their Belles and presented accompanied by their parents and Marshalls. During the Ball the following presentations were awarded: Mr. Jack and Jill was awarded to Robert Tillman. Other Special Recognition Awards were given to the following beaux: Outstanding Community Service Award: 1st place: Mr. Beau 2017 Colby Edmond; 2nd place: Andre Tyler; 3rd Place: Jalen Williams, Academic Achievement: Jalen Wylie; Leadership Award: Jerry Santiago.
Jack and Jill of America, Inc., is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2 – 19, dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty.