Broadview University Hosts Academic Excellence Award Contest
Published on October 13, 2014 by ctannehill
After spending time completing a paper or project, the highest reward most students can obtain is an “A” grade. Students at Broadview University-Boise, however, have the opportunity to turn that “A” project or paper into a $100 Amazon gift card if they win the Academic Excellence Award contest.
The first Academic Excellence Award contest was held in the Spring 2014 Quarter. Two lucky students won $100 Amazon gift cards. Michelle Fenn, who graduated last month with her Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy degree, won the Academic Excellence Award for Best Paper. She submitted a research paper on osteosarcoma to the contest.
Veterinary technology student Mista Brock won the Academic Excellence Award for Best Project. When asked about entering her parasitology laboratory manual in the contest, Brock replied, “I spent a lot of time working on my project, and it gave me the opportunity to show it off.”
The second Academic Excellence Award contest is happening this month at Broadview University-Boise. Students who earned “A” papers and projects to fulfill class assignments in the Spring 2014 or Summer 2014 Quarters are eligible to enter the contest.
Brock gave this advice to students who are eligible for the Academic Excellence Award contest: “It’s no extra work. You just have to turn it in because it’s already done, so you might as well see if you can get a bigger payoff. It’s nice to be acknowledged for hard work.”
The deadline for the Academic Excellence Award contest is 6 p.m. on October 30. To enter, students must submit hard copies or electronic formats of their papers and projects to Campus Librarian Carrie Tannehill. “The contest is an opportunity for students to be recognized for outstanding work that they have already done in previous quarters as well as receive, if they win, a tangible reward,” said Tannehill.