Sampson, Duplin students earn honors

By: From UMO reports

MOUNT OLIVE — Students from both Sampson and Duplin counties were recently recognized for their achievement.

Sampson County student Sarah Best of Newton Grove received the Agribusiness Student of the Year Award at the University of Mount Olive Annual Awards Ceremony. Best is a senior agribusiness major.

The Agribusiness Student of the Year is awarded to a senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The student must demonstrate a resume capturing leadership qualities, community contributions and other interest. The award is determined by faculty from the Tillman School of Business.

Other awards

Two Duplin County students were recognized for their achievements at the University of Mount Olive’s Annual Awards Ceremony. Among those receiving awards were:

Makenzie Holland of Faison received the Human Resource Management Student of the Year. Holland is a senior human resources management major. The human resources faculty select a student who demonstrates extraordinary achievement, leadership, and talent both inside and outside of the classroom with a minium GPA of 3.0.

Karen Pike of Calypso received the The Gary F. Barefoot Sacred Music Award. Pike is a senior sacred music major major. This award is sponsored by the generosity of Dr. Thomas R. Morris in honor of Gary F. Barefoot. The award is given to a Sacred Music Major with a GPA of 3.0 or higher that demonstrates a strong commitment to music ministry. The student should demonstrate quality musicianship and character through active involvement in activities on campus that present music in a spiritual setting including chapel services, club events, campus, and outreach events off campus. The student should either be graduating, or he/she should be no more than one year from graduating.

Sampson County native Sarah Best has earned honors at the University of Mount Olive. County native Sarah Best has earned honors at the University of Mount Olive.

From UMO reports