When an awards night is named after one of the namesakes of a college, people tend to pay attention, and attention there was on Monday the 10th for the Lorenzo Snow Awards.
After a welcome by President Carlston, Snow Alumnus Carlee Hansen spoke. Her message gave the audience inspiration and concluded with a message reminiscent of a previous class taught by Beckie Hermansen about love. AneUnhu Gwatidzo, last year’s Badger of the Year, spoke and quoted Marianne Williamson: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.”
This night centered around recognizing excellence and dedication put forth by Snow students and was conducted by John Kuchenmeister. The Lorenzo Snow Awards Committee combed carefully through hundreds of nominations, and had a rough time choosing out of the many wonderful options proving how Snow hosts a community of hardworking students that can go on to change the world.
Nominated in different categories, students were asked to accept the nomination and respond with more information and a resume. Chosen from the finalists, winners were chosen in each category.
Volunteer Service- Emily Kidman
Student Employee- Alyssa Worthington
Club- Magic The Gathering
Intramural Athlete- Brinlee Hamblin
Female Varsity Athlete- Alyssa Arslanian
Male Varsity Athlete- Zach Hunsaker
Inspirational Student- Colton Purcell
Man of the Year- Dustin Peterson
Woman of the Year- Shelby Cameron
Badger of the Year- Que Anh (Amy) Ha
Lorenzo Snow Award- Schuyler Bradley
Outstanding Academic Students
Business and Applied Technologies: Rachelle Jeffery, Stephanie Olson, Hadley Sorensen
Fine Arts, Communications, and New Media: Rebecca Bair, Katelyn Wilson, Asia-Nicole Nielson
Humanities: Courtney Fairbourn, Abby Krzymowski
Natural Science and Mathematics: Mattew Bills, Tran Que Diep, Jakob Watson
Social and Behavioral Sciences: Levi Cragun, Kallie Mounteer, AJ Thorn
A hearty congratulations is extending to these students for exemplifying the Snow College mission statement: “Snow College continues a tradition of excellence, encourages a culture of innovation, and cultivates an atmosphere of engagement to advance students in the achievement of their educational goals.”