The Zane D. Showker Institute for Responsible Leadership awarded its inaugural Showker Prize during the annual college awards ceremony.
Established in 2016, the Showker Prize is awarded to an interdisciplinary team of Bridgewater College students who best demonstrate leadership, creativity, and collaboration in generating a unique solution to a difficult real-world problem.
Ten teams began the process last year and, in April, the remaining five teams presented their projects to an audience of their peers, faculty, staff and a panel of judges.
The winning team was “The Stigma Ends Now,” which sought to end mental health stigmas in schools and on college campuses around the world.
Winning team members were Melanie Hux, Luke Morgan, Alicia Pritchett, Dylan Shannon and Sabrina Volponi. The $5,000 prize was split among the team members.
Hux, a sophomore athletic training major, is the daughter of David and Teresa Hux of Poquoson, Va. Morgan, a freshman political science major, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Morgan of Churchville, Va. Pritchett, a freshman computer science major, is from Buena Vista, Va. Shannon, a sophomore business administration and computer science double major, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Shannon of Williamsburg, Va. Volponi, a junior environmental science and mathematics double major, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Volponi of East Elmhurst, N.Y.
All five students on the winning team are members of the college’s Flory Honors Program.