Up to eight students are nominated for this award during each academic year. Students are recognized for their academic achievements, school leadership and community involvement. They also receive gift certificates to be used in the Canteen and Campus Store.
Ou is a Taylorsville resident enrolled in the Automotive Systems Technology associate degree program. He serves as secretary of the SkillsUSA chapter and president of the Automotive Services Club. He was nominated to participate in the 2014-15 Student Leadership Academy and is completing a work study in the automotive lab in the fall semester.
Ou is the son of Lidia and George Ou of Taylorsville and is active in his church youth group.
Berry is a career changer enrolled in the Respiratory Therapy associate degree program.
She plans to graduate in May. A lifelong resident of Hickory, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Western Carolina University. Her two daughters are graduates of the Challenger Early College High School at CVCC.