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Appalachian student leaders receive Most Spirited Award

BOONE—Appalachian State University student leaders attending the annual NACURH (National Association of College and University Residence Halls) Conference in Pittsburgh won the conference’s Most Spirited Delegation award.

View larger imagePictured with the Most Spirited Delegation award from NACURH are advisor Jordan Montgomery, front left, and students Taylor Bailey, Madison Fox, Brittney Stone and Anna McNamara. Pictured on the back row, left to right, are advisor Brandon Nelson and students McKenzie Gillis, Austin Harbison, Dillon Howington, Matt Beauchamp, and Ben Kucmierz.

The award recognizes the student representatives who show the most school spirit during the conference. Criteria include activities that uplift the spirit of the school, state and region without negative remarks toward other schools, people or places. Appalachian’s representatives won the small delegation category. The University of Arizona won the large delegation category.

Carrying a large boom box, Appalachian’s delegation started large dance parties across the University of Pittsburgh campus during the conference, in addition to other activities demonstrating class spirit. Some of the mini-dance parties had as many as 150 participants, according to Residence Life Coordinator Brandon Nelson with University Housing.

The NACURH focuses on student leadership in residence halls and on campus. More than 3,000 students from campuses across the world attended this year’s conference, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh.