Best Buddies holds first annual awards ceremony

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.

Buddy Awards:

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.


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