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Tower Awards

Left, Gunnerson Sumy, Courtney Flood and Katelyn Bridges were selected as Outstanding Freshman Leaders by the Blue Key and Cardinal Key honor societies. Right, Jacob Soy and Kathryn Donovan were crowned Tower King and Queen. (PHOTOS BY DARREN WHITLEY/UNIVERSITY RELATIONS)

April 8, 2010

Honor societies name Tower King and Queen, outstanding freshmen leaders

MARYVILLE, Mo.- Northwest's Blue Key and Cardinal Key honor societies handed out three Outstanding Freshman Leader awards Wednesday, in addition to crowning this year's Tower King and Queen as part of Northwest Week activities.

Kathryn Donovan, a senior public relations major from Grandview, Mo., was crowned Tower Queen and Jacob Soy, a sophomore business management/marketing major from Durant, Iowa, was crowned Tower King.

"This is a very prestigious honor given to a man and woman who has dedicated himself and herself to becoming successful both scholastically and socially on the Northwest campus," said Brandon Clark, a society member who presented the honors.

For the first time, Blue Key recognized three outstanding freshmen leaders, who not only have shown exemplary initiative, motivation and potential as future leaders on the Northwest campus but also have clearly articulated goals for the betterment of their organizations and the Northwest community as a whole.

The honorees are Katelyn Bridges, an elementary education major from Albany, Mo.; Courtney Flood, a Missouri Academy student from Kansas City; and Gunnerson Sumy, a political science major from St. Joseph, Mo.

"This year all the nominees for the Outstanding Freshman Leader were excellent examples of Northwest's finest young leaders," Clark said.

Blue Key Honor Society recognizes student leaders on campus and is comprised of students who are in the top one-third of their classes scholastically. Cardinal Key Honor Society recognizes students who have shown a degree of excellence in their scholastic and campus participation while raising money for juvenile diabetes.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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