Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County proudly announces Cody Hatt as the 2014 Youth of the Year. Cody Hatt, age 15, is a sophomore at Lincoln Park Academy in Fort Pierce. He is enrolled in the Pre-International Baccalaureate program, on track to attend Stanford University or the University of Florida. He has been a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County’s Ken Pruitt Unit for nine years, joining in 2005.
Cody Hatt was one of three candidates in this year event that presented their speeches in front
of a distinguished panel of 8 judges at Santa Lucia River Club at Ballantrae.
As the 2014 Youth of the Year winner Cody Hatt was presented with a two year scholarship to Indian River State College donated by IRSC Foundation, sponsorship for the Southeast Honor Flight to Washington DC donated by Dr. Shamsher Singh, iPad Mini donated by Peter W. Busch Family Foundation & Southern Eagle Distributing and St. Lucie County Fair package donated by the Sunrise Kiwanis Club.
This year’s judges were Stacey Brailsford, Walmart Distribution Center, Philip Busch, Southern Eagle Distributing, Ilse Clark, Melissa DePriest, Indian River State College Foundation,
J. W. Gaines, Berger Toombs Elam Gaines & Frank, CPAs, Dr. Brian Jacobus, Team Ortho, Travis Leonard, A&G Concrete Pools & Laurie Woodward, Life Leadership.
Our generous sponsors were Aztec Graphix, Dr. Shamsher Singh, Marisol’s Photography,
Peter W. Busch Family Foundation, Ryde’s Transport, LLC, Santa Lucia River Club at Ballantrae, Southern Eagle Distributing, Whimsy, Sunrise Kiwanis Club & Indian River State College Foundation.
As the 2014 winner, Cody will represent the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County at the state level and potentially the national level where he will compete for a $50,000 scholarship and an appearance at the White House thanks to Tupperware Brands Corporation who sponsors the Youth of the Year program.