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Jackson named BGC Princess

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

Jaycee Jackson, a fifth grade student at Hill Country Elementary, was named Princess for the Night at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bandera County Fashion Show gala Tuesday, March 17. Jaycee earned the award by raising the most funds for the club through sponsorships. In addition to her tiara, she was presented with a $50 gift card and a Vera Bradley backpack.
In preparation to be Princess for the Night, Jaycee did a lot of her own legwork, said Amy Ouellette, director of the Hill Country Unit of BGC where Jaycee is a member.
"She contacted everyone she knew, even friends and family that are out of town. When they heard, they went out of their way to help sponsor her. When she got home from the fashion show, she called everyone and gave them the news and thanked them for their support," said Ouellette.
Jaycee is also active in Dexter 4H with the horse project. She volunteers at the rodeo and helps at Enchanted Springs Ranch on the weekends.
"Jaycee is a very well rounded young lady who has a lot to be proud of and we are very proud to have her as a role model at BGC," said Ouellette.
Jaycee has been a BGC member since August 2014. The A/B student likes Torch Club, which teaches about good character and citizenship; and Start Smart, where the members learn about their value as individuals and the prevention of risky behaviors. And naturally, she enjoys Fun Friday "when we have fun the whole time the club is open. The members get to play games, dodgeball and go to the playground," said Ouellette.
Proud parents are mom Lori Alanis, dad Kevin Jackson and step-dad Adam Alanis.