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Scholastic Achievement Medals Presented to Gardner-Webb Students

Five students show their scholastic medals
Photos by GWU Student Lindy Lynch

Awards Recognize One-, Two- and Three-Year Students with the Highest GPA

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Winners of the Gardner-Webb University Scholastic Achievement Awards were recently invited to receive their medals at an informal gathering. President Dr. William M. Downs presented the medals to each student. Congratulating the students were Provost Executive Vice President Dr. Ben Leslie, Arts and Sciences Associate Provost Dr. David Yelton, College of Health Sciences Associate Provost Dr. Nicole Waters, Professional and Graduate Studies Associate Provost Dr. Bruce Boyles and Vice President for Christian Life and Service Tracy Jessup.

Scholastic Achievement Awards are usually presented at the fall academic convocation, which couldn’t be held this year because of COVID-19 safety protocols. The awards recognize Gardner-Webb students with the highest GPA. The first-, second-, and third-year awards are calculated at the conclusion of the academic year and are based on the number of academic years the student has completed at Gardner-Webb.

Dr. Downs speaking with student

The following students received awards.

One-year Awards

Katherine Badgerow of Midlothian, Va.

Taryn Brebner of Alpharetta, Ga.

Allyson Butts of Concord, N.C.

Emma Byrne of Mooresville, N.C.

Alyssa Church of Wadsworth, Ill.

Maelyn Cranford of Hickory, N.C.

Natalee Drawdy of Lincolnton, N.C.

Porter Heath of Pilot Mountain, N.C.

Allison Hoffart of Asheville, N.C.

Jasmine Jones of Tamuning, Guam

Asa Keim of Cary, N.C.

Katelyn Knight of Lincolnton, N.C.

Lydia Mount of Statesville, N.C.

Victor Putter

Michael Ray of Knoxville, Tenn.

Annabeth Reed of Wake Forest, N.C.

Toler Reiff of Hobe Sound, Fla.

Abigail Saxton of Mooresville, N.C.

Guilherme Silva

McKenzie Trantham of Hendersonville, N.C.

Sarah Walker of Newton, N.C.

Dr. Downs bumping elbows with student

Two-year awards

Timothy Bennett of Fisher’s, Ind.

Carlie Blackburn of Vale, N.C.

Katie Freeman of Advance, N.C.

Jonathan Frye of Columbia, S.C.

Sarah Goode of Lenoir, N.C.

Holly O’Brien of Cornelius, N.C.

Faith Parandhamaia of Accident, Md.

Emily Rhew of Mooresville, N.C.

Benjamin Schade of Morrisville, N.C.

Louise Schmidtgen of Ettlingen, Germany

professor and group of students

Three-Year Awards

Benjamin Laspaluto of Apex, N.C.

Emily Dyment of Whitby, Ontario

Allyson Rideout of Old Fort, N.C.

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