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WC’s 2017 Student Honor Convocation Awards Deserving Upperclassmen

Select Wilmington College seniors and juniors were inducted into Green Key and Who’s Who and one student received the Lucas Award for Outstanding Leadership on Sunday 23 at 1 p.m. Over 100 students were in attendance.

Megan Canfield, recipient of the Lucas Award

Megan Canfield, graduating with degrees in Psychology and Political Communications for Social Change, won the Lucas Award.

“I was really shocked when I realized President Jim was talking about me in his speech,” shared Megan. “People are telling me now that I shouldn’t be surprised but I feel like there are so many giving and positive people in our class who are deserving of the award as well.”

A few of her most memorable involvements include her presidency of the Service Leaders Executive Board and her membership of Sugartree Ministries’ Board. She has attended a half dozen Washington, D.C. lobbying trips. She will be participating in the year of service program with the Presbyterian church in Little Rock, Arkansas after graduation.

“I may have been the one awarded on that stage on Sunday, but the leaders of this class – the senior leaders – they deserve the recognition. We’ve all worked together, we’ve all sacrificed, we’ve all poured our hearts into this campus. Because that’s what it takes to be a good leader at WC.”

“We’ve all worked together, we’ve all sacrificed, we’ve all poured our hearts into this campus. Because that’s what it takes to be a good leader at WC.” – Megan Canfield

Kirstin Easterling, a recipient of the Green Key Honor Society Award graduating with Education and Spanish degrees, has been a mother and wife for most of her time at Wilmington.

“Going to Wilmington college was a great choice! It was easy to get to know people and the professors were always willing to help you succeed. As my daughter has grown up, she has been to campus and even come to class with me,” shared Kirstin. “She has always been a part of my experience at Wilmington and I worked really hard for her.”

In the fall, Kirstin will be teaching Spanish at Hillsboro High School and will work towards completing her Resident Educator Program.

“You can’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t do it, because it is possible if you set your mind to it.” – Kirstin Easterling

“You can’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t do it, because it is possible if you set your mind to it.”

Kortni Cozzens, pictured with family after receiving senior awards

Kortni Cozzens, recipient of Green Key Honor Society Award and the Spanish Major Honors Award, will be graduating with Psychology and Spanish degrees.

Kortni shared, “Wilmington College has given me opportunities that have expanded not only my mind, but also my heart. I have been motivated to strengthen my own values and recognize the values of others. It has challenged me to see the world for what it truly is, rather than what it is portrayed as.

Kortni plans on working with children and youths with mental health and behavioral challenges, and wants to reach out to Spanish-speaking families down the road.

“I know it was the right place for me, and I’m so thankful that God lead me to Wilmington.”

Maraya Wahl
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Editor of the Witness. Maraya is a senior majoring in Business Management and Political Science and minoring in Spanish. She is a member of Kappa Delta and involved in many ways on campus. She believes that writing is a wonderful way to communicate and express oneself to others.

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