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Eight Seniors Receive 2013 Department of Health and Human Sciences Awards

Eight Bridgewater College seniors were presented awards from the department of health and human sciences during the annual Awards Convocation on May 7.

Frances Kies received the Most Valuable Athletic Training Student award. The award is voted on by her peers for the characteristics of leadership, integrity, dedication, dependability and personality. Kies, an athletic training major, is the daughter of David and Donna Kies of Bumpass, Va. Kies received a plaque for her award.

Kellie Adams was presented the Athletic Training Major of the Year award. Adams, an athletic training major, is the daughter of Frank and Debbie Adams of Smithfield, Va.

Emma Haag was presented the Major of the Year in nutrition and wellness. Stephanie A. Jackson received the Major of the Year in health and exercise science. Morgan Keplinger was presented the Major of the Year in health and physical education. Kori A. Matteson received the Major of the Year in family and consumer sciences.

The Major of the Year awards are based on academic skills, career-related experiences and being a strong, positive role model. Each recipient was presented a plaque and monetary gift.

Haag is the daughter of Susan Haag of Harrisonburg, Va. Jackson is the daughter of Kimberly Bledsoe and Gary Jackson, both of Winchester, Va. Keplinger is the daughter of Jared and Peggy Keplinger of Boonsboro, Md. Matteson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Scott Matteson of Midlothian, Va.

Haag also received the Excellence in Academics award presented to the student who embraces learning, demonstrates academic excellence and engages in the learning process in the classroom and beyond.

Katie E. Chittum, a health and exercise science major, was presented the Excellence in Leadership and Service award for demonstrating excellence in leadership, character and service. Chittum is the daughter of Marcia and Wayne Chittum II of Mount Crawford, Va.

Haag and Chittum each received a plaque and monetary award.

Allysha Lockner, a family and consumer sciences major, received the Rugby H. St.John Endowed Scholarship in Family and Consumer Sciences. The award, valued at $1,740, is presented to a student seeking a degree in family and consumer sciences with preference given to those seeking certification in secondary education. The award is based on scholarship, leadership and character. Lockner is the daughter of Kimberly Rife of New Oxford, Pa., and Emory Lockner of Hanover, Pa.

Posted 6/24/13

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