On Friday, May 19 Best Buddies held its first annual awards ceremony in the cafeteria. Peer buddies, a student who is matched with a disabled student, nominated their buddies for an award of their choice, and officer members awarded members who went above and beyond this school year.
The goal for the awards ceremony was to feature club members who helped during the 2016/2017 school year. The club members nominated always included the buddies, helped and/or attended various monthly events, and continue to spread the positivity of Best Buddies through Bettendorf High School.
Best Buddies hopes to continue this award ceremony in the future and involve more club members. Trophies were donated by Champs Trophy in Bettendorf.
Adeline Held: Most Optimistic
Alex Locey: #1 Hockey Fan
Amy Carr: Best Smile
Ben Black: #1 Big Bang Theory Fan
Bridgette Weis: Most caring to all
Chandler Voelcker: Best personality
Francine Pace: Most Thoughtful
Jack Gillbride: most kind
Jacob Duran : Paper Football MVP
Ricky Andrews: Future Celebrity
Sam Judge: Coolest Sunglasses
Sarah Coughlin: Most photogenic
Tyler Smith: Best Smile
Outstanding Peer Buddies: Jake Hornbuckle and Gabby Manion
Outstanding Associate Members: Tienna Trettin, Abbey Van Middlesworth, and Faith Weis.