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The 2017 Sammy Awards

Celebrating a year of student achievement

Photos by Phil Stein,

The 2017 Sammies

Northampton Community College students celebrated their academic and non-academic achievements in clubs, athletics and more at the annual Student Celebration on April 25 in the Student Life Zone. 

Based on the Academy Awards, "The Sammys" featured a star-studded red carpet for participants to walk down, and student senators and recipients in their best formal dress. Masters of Ceremonies were Chris Curtis and Student Senate President Elizabeth Segreaves.

Student performances interspersed with the awards included a Krav Maga demonstration by the Self-Defense Club; a Barbara Streisand tribute, "Don't Rain on My Parade," sung by Hailey Carson; a spoken-word performance by Nathan Smith; and a dance number by four members of Acta Non Verba.

The slate of Student Senate officers for 2017-18 was announced. They are:

President Jesse Sharpe
Vice President Jeff Jupiter
Treasurer Noah Weaver
Secretary Makeva Brodie
Public Relations Officer Elise Harris

Awardees included:

William Bearse Athletic Award
Kenan Meral, Judea Cardwell

Outstanding Athlete Award
Jerrel Burke, Katrina Shelly

Environmental Excellence
Tiffany Silfies

ADDY Awards
Cody Sebring, Nathan Dorshimer

Kraus Freshman Drawing Award 
Jordan Speicher, Caitlin Romstedt, Nina La Porta, Amber Velez, Jacquin Thompson

Gregory Purdon Scholarship
Allezondra MetzThe 2017 Sammies

Club of the Year
Science Club

Laconic Spring Issue Winners
Joel Todero, Hailey Carson

PACT Presentation
Thomas Rutherford, Elizabeth Segreaves, advisor Phyllis Freeman

Prism Award
Annisa Amatul Muqtadir

Jennifer Simrell Resident-Student Award
Natalia Costillo 

Keystone Press Award
Kristen Cervenak, Jeremiah Reardon

Club Advisor
Jim Von Schilling (Anime Club)

Most Memorable Student Event
LAN Party (eSport Club)

Club Wars
Nursing Student Organization (NSO)

Special recognition was also given to Phi Theta Kappa Tau Gamma Chapter for international recognition of their chapter.

Highlights of the celebration included a cavalcade of clubs and an international student parade.   Check out more photos in this album.