For the seventh year, Chadron State College has recognized some of the school’s top second-year students with the Rising Sophomore Award.
Each academic department selected Rising Sophomores in various programs who’ve proven to be outstanding students while 16 other students were recognized in campus-wide categories.
Faculty and staff nominated students for the majority of the awards, but nominations for the Excellence in the Advancement of Social Justice and Student Peer-Leader of the Year Awards came from other students.
Ella O’Brien received the Peer-Leader Award with the Social Justice Award going to Jamal Browder.
All the awards were presented at a ceremony last Tuesday attended by CSC students, faculty, and staff. The featured speaker was Chadron State Assistant Professor of Business Daphne Bishop.
Department Awards, Outstanding Student
Carina McNay, Art Studio
Elizabeth Tidball, Accounting Option
Kaci Wickersham, Agribusiness
Blaine Johnson, Business Management
Elle Ravenscroft, General Business Option
Vivian Pease, Accounting CPA Option
Rylan Aguallo, Finance Option
Hannah Martian, Marketing Option
Criminal Justice/Legal Studies
Patrick Blake – Justice Studies: Criminal Justice
Megan Hodgson – Justice Studies: Legal Studies
Emmali Taylor, Special Education
Joslyn Strohschein, Elementary Education
Livia Elle Castellanous, Middle Level Education
Destiny Rundquist, English Studies with Creative Writing
Hadley Markowski, English Language Arts 7-12
Family and Consumer Sciences
Alyssa Springer, 6-12 Family Consumer Science Education
Health and Physical Education
Teegan Love, Physical Education PK-12
Devyn Thornton, Sports and Recreation Management – Athletic Training
Myles Jensen, Social Science Education
Julie Skavdahl, History
Lauren Zimmerman, Mathematics Education
Alyssa “Rayne” Charging Thunder, Music Industry
Karley Patterson, Music PK-12
Makennen Havlat, Rangeland Management
Chance Cooper, Physical Science with Chemistry Option for Pre-Dentistry
Bailey Scherbarth, Physical Science with Chemistry Option for Pre-Medicine
Brianna Smith, Physical Science with Chemistry Option for Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Paige Boitz, Physical Science with Chemistry Option for Pre-Pharmacy
Jadyn Hamann, Pre-Nursing
Tessa Hilker, Radiology
Sarah Wallace, Radiology
Cobie Bila, Pre-Physician Assistant
Colton Rosane, General Biology
Katelyn Diehl, Biological Resources
Kirby Corfield, Secondary Education
Jersie Misegadis, Occupational Therapy
Alyssa Myers, Pre-Physical Therapy
Alec Langan, Pre-Pharmacy
Trista Topil, Performance/Direction Option
Isabella Ashley, Design/Tech Option
Student Peer-Leader of the Year: Ella O’Brien
This award recognizes a rising sophomore who has been an effective peer-leader. Peer-leaders play a variety of roles including mentor, teacher, friend, and cheerleader.
Resident Hall Citizen of the Year Award: Byron “BJ” Kynard
This award seeks to recognize one rising sophomore from the resident halls for outstanding service to her or his floor.
Working Eagle Award: Asia Graham
The Working Eagle Award recognizes a rising sophomore who has effectively balanced academics with his or her on-campus or off-campus job.
Unsung Hero Award: Logan Parde
This award recognizes a rising sophomore who works behind-the-scenes consistently going above and beyond the call of duty.
Community Engagement: Emily Beye
This award recognizes the efforts of a rising sophomore who is living out a vision of connections between campus and community through service and giving.
Student Leader of the Year: Saxon Wright
This award recognizes a rising sophomore who has a zest for life and learning, a strong commitment to CSC and the community and a demonstrated belief in the goodness of all people.
Diversity in Thought and Experience: Rachel Bell
This award recognizes a rising sophomore who is a strong and active advocate for diverse communities and challenges and supports students to engage beyond that which is comfortable.
Excellence in The Advancement of Social Justice Award: Jamal Browder
This award recognizes a rising sophomore whose single action or repeated behaviors has moved the college forward in its commitment to building an inclusive and just community.
Academic Grit Award: Katrina Christensen
The Academic Grit Award recognizes a rising sophomore who has made significant steps in his or her academic development. This award recipient will demonstrate noticeable growth in the areas of academic achievement and will have utilized campus resources.
First Generation Eagle Award: Sheila Renteria Salgado
The First-Generation Eagle Award recognizes a rising sophomore who would be the first in his or her family to attain a 4-year degree when he or she graduates. This award recipient will have successfully navigated the academic, financial, and social aspects of college life.
Artist of the Year: Alyssa “Rayne” Charging Thunder
This award recognizes musical, theatrical, writing, or artistic creativity of a rising sophomore at CSC who has made an outstanding contribution to the musical, theater or artistic life of the college through demonstration, performance, composition, and/or group leadership.
Student Athlete of the Year Award: Aliyah Rothstein
This award recognizes a CSC rising sophomore whose work and service on or off the athletic field or gym represents excellence in academics and service. The recipient of the award is a strong and active advocate for student athleticism.
Overall Determination Award: Katrina Christensen
This award recognizes a rising sophomore who has taken the opportunities that have been presented to them and turns them into action.
Student Leadership Award: Megan Hodgson
This award recognizes the efforts of a rising sophomore who has demonstrated excellence in serving as a voice for the student body, campus efforts, and leadership and participation across campus.
James H. Powell Jr. Academic Achievement Award: Isabelle Lucius
The James H. Powell Jr. Academic Achievement Award recognizes a rising sophomore who participated in the Transitional Studies Program and has demonstrated excellence within the Transitional Studies courses, programming, and resources to achieve his or her academic goals. This award comes with a $500 scholarship.
The Young Eagle Award: Molly Langhorst
This award is given to the rising sophomore who has made significant accomplishments as an identified leader on campus during the current academic year. For the purposes of this award, leadership is measured by affecting positive change on campus. Specifically, nominees will be given high consideration for having a positive impact on the Chadron State College community.