Recognition given to scholars at Honors Day Awards Ceremony

By Stephanie Schwartz, Advertising Manager

April 24, 2013

Honors Night WinnersThe Honors Day Awards Ceremony, held on April 17, brought together a campus filled with scholars, philanthropists and leaders. As stated in the University Conduct Code Preamble, “When we leave High Point, we shall leave it better than we found it – and in support of this goal, we pledge our loyalty and our service to this university which we have chosen as our own.” Groups such as intramural sports teams and honors societies including Order of Omega, Phi Beta Delta and the Junior Marshals were recognized. A representative from each Greek organization presented awards to members and those who have helped to better the organization.

Four university awards are delivered to four seniors who have shined above all of their classmates in the following categories: citizenship, service, achievement and leadership. All four recipients were more than well deserving of these awards as each has helped to better this community and will certainly be missed as they graduate this year. Dr. Nido Qubein presented the four awards.

The University Award for Citizenship was awarded to Alicia Berry. She is involved in many aspects of campus, including Student Life where she serves as a part of the Resident Assistant program, is a member of the all female a capella group, The Petal Points, and she delivers tours as a University Ambassador. Berry is a sister of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and holds many other leadership positions on campus.

Senior Class CouncilThe University Award for Service was awarded to Dylan Robinson. Robinson is a member of Alpha Phi Omega, the co-ed service fraternity on campus. He has given up many of his breaks to volunteer on alternative break programs to serve others in all parts of the world. Robinson works as a member of the Campus Activities Team and has dedicated countless hours to the service of others. His selfless nature and humbleness contributed to him receiving the service award.

Rebecca Irvine was awarded the University Award for Achievement. Irvine has become an integral member in the Inter-Residence Council and has served this past year as an Assistant Residence Director. Irvine is dedicated to her studies in special education and has done well in her studies during her four years. Irvine is loved by her peers and has eloquently grown into the fine young woman she is today during her time at High Point.

The final award that was given out was the University Award for Leadership. This was given to Steven Haller. Haller is a valued member of the High Point community. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Campus Chronicle, the president of The National Society of Leadership and Success, a member of the Campus Activities Team and holds many other leadership positions. He is well respected on campus for being able to balance so many leadership positions within campus organizations while also maintaining a high GPA within his study of journalism.

These four seniors exemplify the four qualities necessary for these awards. They demonstrate honesty, integrity, perseverance and determination. The High Point community applauds Berry, Robinson, Irvine and Haller in their accomplishments and wishes them the utmost luck and success in their future endeavors. They will certainly be missed. Best of luck to the other members of the Class of 2013 who were also recognized in the Honors Ceremony. Your hard work and dedication to this university is most definitely valued and will be missed next year.