The United States Junior Chamber (Jaycees) is pleased to announce that Jessica Bachus has been named as one of the 2011 Ten Outstanding Young Americans. The presentation of the 73rd annual black-tie awards ceremony will be held June 11, 2011, at the Wyndham Lisle-Chicago Hotel in Lisle, IL.
Also being honored this year are: Drew Brees, Quarterback/Captain, New Orleans Saints; Lucas Daniel Boyce, Director of Community Relations, Government Affairs, Orlando Magic; Major Gene A. Jacobus, Major, United States Air Force; Lisa Miller, MD, FACS, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Michigan State University; Luke Ravenstahl, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh; Amy C. Richison, Chief Prosecuting Attorney, Huntington Count Prosecutor’s Office; Roxana Saberi, Journalist, Author, Inspirational Speaker, Human Rights Advocate; Major Giuseppe Stavale, Major/Provost Marshal, United States Marine Corps; Shane Victorino, Centerfielder, Philadelphia Phillies, President/Founder, Shane Victorino Foundation.
The Ten Outstanding Young Americans program (TOYA) is one of the oldest and most prestigious recognition programs in America. Annually since 1938, The United States Jaycees has sought out the ten young men and women who best exemplify the finest attributes of America’s youthful achievers. Previous honorees have included Bill Clinton, John F. Kennedy, Dick Cheney, Kurt Warner, Gale Sayers, Elvis Presley and Michele Tafoya.
The United States Junior Chamber (Jaycees) gives young people between the ages of 18 and 40 the tools they need to build the bridges of success for themselves in the areas of business development, management skills, individual training, community service, and international connections.