Monthly Archives: April 2017

Student Recognition at BYU Political Science Closing Banquet

Political Science Awards 2017

Congratulations to the new BYU Political Science valedictorian and salutatorians! Pictured above is Soren Schmidt, valedictorian, as well Kim Roy and Sierra Thomander, salutatorians. They were recognized at the BYU Political Science Closing Banquet for their many accomplishments and hard work over the course of their time as undergraduate students in the BYU Political Science Department.

Along with the recognition of the valedictorian and salutatorians of the class pf 2017, the SIGMA Journal authors and recipients of the Jones Writing Awards were also recognized at the banquet and are listed as follows:

  • Mandi Eatough (1st place)
  • Kennan Howlett O’Connell (2nd place)
  • Soren Schmidt and Matthew Young (3rd place)
  • Rehtaeh Beers
  • Caitlyn Bradfield Smith and Paul Johnson
  • Sarah Curry and Cassidy Hansen
  • Brittney Grandy
  • Lexie Prier
  • Sam Williams

Additionally, Eliza Riley and Samantha Woods were recognized at the banquet as the 2017-2018 Stan Taylor Scholars.

Finally, the BYU Political Science Closing Banquet also recognized the new chapter presidency of the BYUPAS student chapter, and is proud to announce Reed Rasband as president, Sam Elmer as vice president, Kate Wheeler as the publicity specialist, and Collyn Mosquito as events coordinator for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.