Volunteers saluted for their commitment to Mississippi

JACKSON, MS (WLOX) - There was plenty of applause for the efforts of South Mississippians in Jackson Monday afternoon.  Individuals like teen Aubrey Hayes, organizations like the Association of Black Nurses, and businesses like South Mississippi Living Magazine were among those honored by the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service for giving to our community.

First Lady Marsha Barbour presented the Governor's Initiative for Volunteer Excellence, or GIVE awards.

Here's a list of all the winners:

The Marsha Meeks Kelly Award for Lifetime Achievement in Volunteer Service
Sister Mary Trinita Eddington, Jackson

Outstanding Service in Children's Advocacy
Deborah G. Braudis, Vancleave

Outstanding Achievement in the Arts & Humanities
Dr. James Brewer, Hazlehurst

Outstanding Achievement by a Public Servant
Alderman Lorine Cady, Southhaven

Outstanding Humanitarian Service
Charles Haddad, Clinton

Outstanding Achievement by a Youth
Aubrey Elizabeth Hays, Gulfport

Outstanding Achievement by a College Student
Bowman Hitchens, Oxford

Outstanding Service in Disabilities Advocacy
William Le'Ron Jackson, Byram

Outstanding Service by a Faith-Based Volunteer
Henry E. Kremer, Gulfport

Outstanding Achievement in Education
Cathy Johnson, Madison

Outstanding Business Volunteer Outreach
Hard Rock Biloxi, Biloxi

Outstanding Nonprofit Volunteer Outreach
MS Gulf Coast Black Nurse Association, Inc., Gulfport

Outstanding Volunteer Service by a Public/Private Partnership
MS Wing Civil Air Patrol, Jackson

Outstanding Achievement by a Media Organization
South Mississippi Living, Biloxi

Congratulations to all the winners for all they do in our community, and around the state.