Leadership lauded at ODK awards ceremony
More than two dozen students were honored for their scholarship and their leadership at the ODK awards on April 25.
The Elon community packed Whitley Auditorium on Thursday afternoon to recognize more than two dozen students at the Omicron Delta Kappa awards. The annual ceremony also coincides with CELEBRATE! Week.
Since 1977, ODK has awarded students who exhibit high academic standards and outstanding leadership. Other core components include multicultural experience, athletics, campus and community service, social and religious activities, campus government, creative and performing arts and journalism, speech and mass media.
Exemplary achievement and service will also be recognized this spring during several individual school ceremonies.
2013 ODK award winners included the following:
Student Communications Media Award - Neima Ibrahim Abdulahi
Thomas Barnett "Breaking Down Barriers" Scholarship Award - Amelia Lyn Maki, Emily Maria Steiner, Amy Elizabeth Zemanick
Leadership Studies Award - Kirsten Nicole Ferreira, Sarah Elizabeth Kowalkowski
Hilaire Pickett '08 Leadership Grant - Ashley Meagan Fowler, Samantha Beth Italiano
The PERCS Outstanding Ethnography Award - Caroline Hundley Miller
Helen B. Rippy Art History Award - Kiley Ann Brandt
Edwina Graff Hughes Johnston Award in Art History - David Lawrence Turner
Martha Smith Award for Women's and Gender Studies - Alanna Jean Bogle Vagianos, Lauren Elizabeth Clapp
GlaxoSmithKline Women in Science Scholar Award - Anna Elizabeth Lewis
Katherine DuPont Weymouth Scholarship - Cara Megan McClain
W.L. Monroe Christian Education and Personality Award - Grant Coleman Woody, Brenna Alexandria Humphries
Truitt Center Reconciliation Award - Mason Elliot Sklut
Ella Brunk Smith Award - Katherine Elizabeth Wise
Iris Holt McEwen Community Service Award - Yasmine Alexandra Arrington
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award - Laura Lee Sturm, William Ross Brummett, C.C. Cowan (staff)
Ward Family Learning in Action Award - Amber Marie Schmiesing
John W. Barney Memorial Award - Thomason William Price
William Moseley Brown Leadership Award - Morgan Julia Gregg