Snead State Community College spotlighted students on Thursday, April 20, for their achievements.
Two students received special recognition for a noteworthy achievement. Edwin Jarquin of Albertville and Erika Aragon Cruz of Horton were honored for being selected as semifinalists for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship program.
Award recipients include:
- Accounting – Hannah Hurst of Moody.
- Agricultural Science – Award of Undergraduate Biological Research: Chris Pinckard of Boaz; Outstanding Student in Horticulture Awards: Alannah Wiggins of Guntersville, Megan Walker of Guntersville, and Kinsley Spann of Union Grove.
- All-Alabama Academic Team members – Marisol Ramos Lopez of Albertville and Amber Lopez of Horton.
- Anatomy/Physiology – Sonia Bearden of Boaz.
- Art – Renaissance Artist Award (Most Art Skills Mastered): Megan “Kit” Slaton of Boaz; Vincent Van Gogh Artist Award (Most Expressive Artists): Laura Whitmire of Boaz; Frida Kahlo Artist Award (Best use of Iconology and Symbolism): Marison Lazaro-Benitez of Crossville; Chuck Close Artist Award (Most Realistic Drawings and Paintings): Abby “Scout” Strong of Boaz; and Art Criticism Artist Award (Highest Demonstration in Visual Art Oral Communication and Interpretation): Keana Cruz of Guntersville.
- Biology- Faith Harris of Boaz.
- Business (Transfer Program) –. Sonya Evans of Horton.
- Chemistry – Catalyst for Success Award in Chemistry: Kileigh Blackwell of Hokes Bluff; Chemistry Award: Natasha Roden of Albertville, Sydney Correll of Attalla, Amber Lopez of Horton, Maddux Patterson of Boaz, Jansen Rogers of Boaz, and Emma Woodham of Albertville.
- Child Development – Charlotte Pesnell of Arab.
- Computer Science (Cybersecurity) – Career Technical Student Achievement Award for Cybersecurity: Chance Autwell of Dutton.
- Computer Science (IT Administration) – Career Technical Student Achievement Award for IT Administration: Ethan Lackey of Boaz.
- Computer Science (Transfer) – Academic Student Achievement Award for Computer Science: Vick Vargas of Oneonta and Jason Watts of Boaz.
- Dean’s Awards – Academic Program: Valerie Castro of Boaz; Technical Program: Maritza Valdez-Sanchez of Horton; Dual Enrollment Program: Emily Tidwell of Arab.
- Economics – Erika Aragon-Cruz of Horton.
- English – Outstanding Achievement in English: Gracie Stucky of Estillfork; Outstanding Achievement in English Award: Wren Elmore of Altoona; and Outstanding Humanities Student: Lansford Martensen of Guntersville.
- History (US History) – Jansen Rogers of Boaz.
- History (Western Civilization) – Mary Emily Royal of Boaz.
- Industrial Maintenance (Welding) –. Travis Jones of Arab, Ryan Oswalt of Guntersville
- Industrial Systems Technology – Overall Program Excellence: Jake Knighten of Boaz; Academic Excellence: Sandy Lopez-Mendez of Albertville; and Technical Excellence: Darrin Boyer of Boaz
- Mathematics – Freshman Math Award: Maddux Patterson of Boaz; and Sophomore Math Award: Carson Gillaspie of Boaz.
- Music – Best Music Theory Student: Randy Quinn of Hayden; Most Improved Musician: Malia Rains of Boaz; and Best All-Around Music Student: Adyson Lowden of Albertville.
- Nursing – Highest GPA of a First Level RN Student: Akira Hutchins of Stevenson; and Clinical Excellence of a First Level RN Student: Ryan Bradford of Albertville.
- Office Administration: Outstanding Office Administration Award: Graciela Ruiz of Attalla.
- Philosophy –. Emily Tidwell of Arab and Jimena Lugo of Guntersville.
- Physics – Dr. Byron K. Leles Physics Award: Reymund Santiago of Albertville.
- Political Science – Haleigh Molock of Piedmont.
- President’s Award – Academic Program: Anna Chaves Munoz of Albertville; Technical Program: James Sledd of Hartselle; and Dual Enrollment Program: Maddux Patterson of Boaz.
- Theatre – Nathan Wilson of Arab.
- Welding – Outstanding Dual Enrollment Welding Student: Travis Jones of Arab; and Outstanding Regular Enrollment Welding Student: Ryan Oswalt of Guntersville.
Snead State students receiving transfer scholarships from four-year universities were also recognized. Those students included:
- Athens State University – Madison Camper of Boaz, Morgan Chambers of Albertville, Sonya Evans of Horton, Abby Freeman of Orlando, Fla., Shelby Handley of Arab, Kasey Helms of Oneonta, Paula Keener of Crossville, Leah Matthews of Albertville, Riley Sims of Guntersville, Hayden Slaton of Rainsville, and Carlea Stone of Horton.
- Auburn University – Evan Bailey of Boaz, Lindsey Rhea Chambers of Leesburg, Kloe L. McCurley of Boaz, Chandler Ridge McHugh of Steele, Cambree Nelms of Horton, Eli Anthony Pearce of Gallant, Jansen Rogers of Boaz, Austin Stewart of Albertville, Wesley Tyler, Emma Lauren Woodham of Albertville, and Taylor A. Young of Notasulga.
- Jacksonville State University – Erika Aragon Cruz of Horton, Rylee Bartlett of Gardendale, Jordan Beason of Alexandria, Makenlee Beck of Boaz, Destiny Bentley of Guntersville, Morton Bethune of Albertville, Karlie Brodzinski of Boaz, Jackson Burns of Attalla, Isabella Bynum of Albertville, Ximena Chairez of Albertville, Kinsley Chambers of Albertville, Lindsey Chambers of Leesburg, Anna Chavez of Albertville, Hannah Childress of Albertville, Jay Cornelius of Guntersville, Taylor Corona of Albertville, Adrianna Cruz of Boaz, Anslee Culpepper of Albertville, Judd Ferguson of Albertville, Sylvia Gibson of Albertville, Jackson Godwin of Albertville, Paige Grammer of Altoona, Cindy Guerrero of Boaz, Adria Hamilton of Albertville, Hailey Haston of Dawson, McKayla Hayes of Harvest, Harley Hicks of Crossville, Gracie Hopkins of Arab, Julia Hurley of Southside, William Jones of Albertville, Courtney Kanupp of Guntersville, John Lombard of Boaz, Laurie Marcouiller of Boaz, Annaleigh McCord of Boaz, Jenna Riley McGee of Boaz, Tanya Mitchell of Albertville, Haleigh Molock of Piedmont, Cambree Nelms of Horton, Katelyn Perkins of Guntersville, Kaleb Pitt of Guntersville, McKenna Ponder of Albertville, Alicia Ramirez Perez of Albertville, Daniela Ramirez-Soriano of Albertville, Milagros Rios of Albertville, Juliana Roland of Gadsden, William Saint of Horton, Nancy Saucedo of Albertville, Hayden Slaton of Rainsville, Brody Smith of Grant, Gael Vazquez of Boaz, Ellen Wade of Albertville, Astrid Walker of Boaz, Addison Yancy of Guntersville, and Mauricio Zurita-Cortes of Albertville.
- University of Alabama – Madelyn Clary of Tuscaloosa, James W. Collins of Arab, Jordan C. Johnson of Guntersville, Marisol Lopez of Albertville, Milagros Rosario Rios of Albertville, and Hannah Webb of Blountsville.
- University of Alabama in Birmingham – Taylor Atkinson of Oneonta, Elizabeth-Catherine Belton of Pheonix City, Kileigh Blackwell of Hokes Bluff, Jackelyn Chacon-Rivera of Altoona, Kaleb Driskill of Guntersville, Katelyn Hearn of Collinsville, Elizabet Jarquin Jijon of Albertville, Cambree Nelms of Horton, Christopher Pannell of Birmingham, Jansen Rogers of Boaz, Liset Sebastian of Albertville, Mia Smith of Oneonta, and Hunter Tucker of Altoona.
- University of Alabama in Huntsville – Kristy Baird of Albertville, Hannah Brakefield of Arab, Nancy Cervantes of Boaz, Kinsley Chambers of Albertville, and Isabel Garcia Rios of Albertville.
- University of Montevallo – Nathan Wilson of Arab and Anthony Lopez of Boaz.
The College also recognized students’ achievements through student organizations. The Ambassadors, FBLA-Collegiate and Student Government Association officers were recognized. The History@Snead organization and the FBLA-Collegiate both received the Club of the Year award.