Centre College announces academic prizes and awards
DANVILLE, KY - Kyle Brothers of Union and Beth Owen of Dunwoody, Ga., have been named winners of the Max P. Cavnes Prize given at Centre College each year to the most respected senior man and woman. The awards were announced Tuesday, May 9, during Centre's annual awards and honor convocation.
Brothers has served as president of the Centre Student Congress, while Owen was a founder of the Centre Women's Forum.
Also during the honors convocation, Kappa Kappa Gamma was honored as the sorority with the highest academic average for the preceding year, and Phi Kappa Tau was honored as the top fraternity.
Cam Demmerle of Cincinnati and Amanda McCracken of Fairfield, Ohio, were named the Male and Female Athletes of the Year.
Luke Mentzer, a Danville High School graduate who now lives in Lexington, was chosen for the John Marshall Harlan Award, given to the junior student who most conspicuously displays the quality of leadership.
Henry McEuen of Carrollton and Heidi Privett of Nicholasville received the Max P. Cavnes Freshman Book Prize as the sophomore man and woman who had the highest academic averages at the end of the freshman year.
Julee Baber of Winchester received the West T. Hills Dramatic Arts Prize, named for a former Centre professor who was instrumental in establishing a community theater program in Danville. The prize goes to the graduating senior who has made the greatest contribution to Centre's dramatic arts program over the course of four years.
The college announced a total of more than 60 academic awards and prizes. A number of local students were among the honorees.
Emily Denham of Danville was honored with the William A. Davis Memorial Prize as the senior with the best record in American history.
Michael Lanham of Gravel Switch received the Sallie Warfield Memorial Prize for the most outstanding mathematics student. Rachel McKinley, a Boyle County High School graduate who now lives in Harrodsburg, was named for the John W. Yerkes Prize, given to the highest ranking junior English major.
Allison Elliott of Liberty received the Enos Swain History Award as the top junior student in American history.
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