York College held its annual All-College Banquet Tuesday night at the Stone Creek Event Center in McCool Junction. Award recipients for Mr. and Ms. York College as well as other awards were announced at this gala event.
YC faculty and staff make the selection for the Mr. and Ms. YC award based on leadership, involvement, academic performance and personality. Alice Hackett, senior biology major from Rapid City, South Dakota, and Carson Tuttle, senior social science education major from Lincoln, Nebraska, were honored with YC's highest award.
Hackett has been involved in a number of activities and groups in her four years at York College including Concert Choir (2013 Outstanding Female), Celebration Singers, York Campus Ministries, Cross Country, Beta social club, Songfest Hostess, and Let’s Start Talking (LST) mission group that went to Mombasa, Africa in 2010. She’s a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society, Dean’s List, and was part of the 2012 Homecoming Court. Hackett hopes to continue her education to become a physician’s assistant.
Tuttle has also been very active in his four years at YC as a member of the Concert Choir (2013 Outstanding Male), York Campus Ministries, Psallo, Spiritual Life Director, a two-time Songfest Host, and a 2011 participant with the LST mission team that went to Kiev, Ukraine. He is a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society and Dean’s List. Carson will complete his student teaching in the fall of 2013 and plans to pursue a career as a high school educator.
Honored for years of service were Marti Soderholm – 30 years, Dr. Frank Wheeler – 25 years, Ramona Ratliff – 20 years, Dennis Leinen– 15 years, Erin DeHart, Loretta Goben, Tim Lewis, Mark Miller, Todd Sheldon, and Jared Stark – 10 years, and Misty Brestel, Chrystal Houston, and Willie Sanchez – 5 years.
Candidates for Ms. YC were (l-r) Bethany Saylor, senior vocal music K-12 and vocal performance major from Lawrence, Kansas;, Kameryn Brewster, senior elementary education major from Casper, Wyoming; Alice Hackett, senior biology major from Rapid City, South Dakota; and Carrie Berzins, senior sports management major from Aurora, Colorado. Candidates for Mr. YC were Gene Felise, senior physical education K-12 major from San Leandro, California; Michael Miller, senior Biblical studies youth ministry major from Tacoma, Washington; Carson Tuttle, senior social science education major from Lincoln, Nebraska;and Emerson Miles Negley, senior Biblical studies major from Ithaca, Nebraska.
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