Acknowledging brilliance among us

SC4 Student Recognition Ceremony honors 168 students

Erick Fredendall
Editor-in-Chief

Rachel King’s parents looked on proudly as she walked onto the Fine Arts Theatre stage alongside other students recognized at SC4’s annual Student Recognition Ceremony.
“I felt surprised that I received those awards. I felt a little embarrassed being talked about but it is nice to know my efforts are noticed. The recognition means a lot to me,” said King, who anticipates graduating with an associate degree in science at the end of the winter semester.
The college presented 156 Achievement Awards to students. According to Dr. Kevin Pollock, President of SC4, the Student Recognition Ceremony began in 1981 as a way to recognize students in four categories: academics, leadership, service, and personal goals.
Other academic honors included in the ceremony were, Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, the All-SC4 Academic Team, the Del James Blessinger Outstanding Student Award, the Faculty Memorial Award, and the St. Clair County Association of School Boards Scholarship.
Many of the scholarships came with financial contributions, such as the Del James Blessinger Outstanding Student Awards, which awarded nine students in different departments with $250 stipends.
The Faculty Memorial Award is selected by the SC4 faculty based on a student’s character, ability to overcome personal obstacles, academics, and leadership.
Each department can only nominate two students. The award included a $250 stipend.
The St. Clair County Association of School Boards Scholarship gifted one student with a $600 stipend.
The event concluded with Student Government raffling away five Kindle’s to students who received recognition at the ceremony.
“We see every day student’s juggling the demands of work, family, and other responsibilities along with their academics,” said Pete Lacey, president of Student Services and master of ceremonies. “Those of you sitting here are proof of what can be accomplished,” Lacey said.
To see a full list of award recipients from the Student Recognition Ceremony, go to the SC4 website under the community tab in “news.”

Honored students gather for a group photo after SC4’s Student Recognition Ceremony April 16 in the Fine Arts Theatre on the Port Huron campus. Photo credit Liz Whittemore.

Honored students gather for a group photo after SC4’s Student Recognition Ceremony April 16 in the Fine Arts Theatre on the Port Huron campus. Photo credit Liz Whittemore.

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