College honors student leaders

The Spiritual Life Leadership Award of the Charles P. Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life was presented to Joseph Brent Allen '11 of Moultrie, Ga., and Tiernan Meyer '11 of Hartland, Wis. The award for advancing the spiritual lives of others on campus was presented by Chaplain Jordan and Associate Chaplain Schiffer.

The First-Year Achievement Prize for academic excellence and the ability to relate well to others was presented to Alexandria Jackman '14 of New York, N.Y., by Dean Collado.

The Alexander Twilight 1823 Diversity and Community Leadership Award was presented to Rebecca Harper '11 of New Haven, Conn., for exemplifying Twilight's leadership and determination in a way that transcends boundaries of race, class and gender. It was presented by Jennifer Herrera, special assistant to Dean Collado and senior advisor for diversity.

The Franklin G. Williams 1913 and Sarah H. Williams 1912 Memorial Award was presented to Elizabeth McCarthy '13 of Wellington, N.Z., by Dean Collado. It is awarded to a sophomore on the basis of natural kindness, perceptivity to the needs of others, and an abiding sense of personal responsibility.

Public Service Leadership Awards

The John M. McCardell Jr. Public Service Award goes to a student or students whose efforts bring the college and the town of Middlebury closer together. It was presented to Amanda Perry '11 of Columbia, Mo., Quan Pham '12 of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Brittany Gendron '12 of Severna Park, Md., for their work in creating the Service Cluster Board, an umbrella organization that promotes and funds student service initiatives in response to needs of the greater Middlebury community.

Jane Williams, Laura Williams, Melissa Hirsch, Kristin Haas, and Shree Dhond. The Bonnie McCardell Public Service Award is awarded to a student or students for excellence in outreach in literacy, youth and family services, or the special needs of at-risk youngsters. It was presented to five members of the Class of 2011 as representatives of DREAM, a student organization that spends Friday afternoons mentoring children and adolescents living in a local affordable housing community, in addition to planning special events and writing grants for the youngsters.

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