Two students and a staff member at Forsyth Tech took home three of the six awards at the N.C. Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association Conference last month in Durham.

Mallory Calfee, president of the Forsyth Tech SGA, received the Daryl Mitchell Western Region award for outstanding student, which is awarded to a student who demonstrates leadership qualities upon which the organization was founded: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

Selena Jimenez, the SGA vice president and Forsyth Early College student, received the Dr. Michael Taylor Award, awarded to a student whose work has enhanced the growth of others in their organization, increased teamwork and personal involvement, while helping the organization reach its potential.

Beverly Lewis, director of Student Life and Engagement, received the Advisor of the Year award. Lewis consistently demonstrates a commitment to students’ leadership growth through the SGA and takes a personal interest in students, helping them develop their full potential in and outside the classroom. Students often credit her with believing in them, which in turn motivates them to achieve their goals.

“We are very proud of Mallory and Selena,” said Janet Spriggs, the president of Forsyth Tech. “They excel as students and as leaders, inspiring countless students by encouraging both academic excellence and extracurricular involvement.”

She added: “Ms. Lewis and the entire Student Life and Engagement team that she leads, are dedicated to student development, helping students learn and grow both inside and outside the classroom, and always pushing students to learn more, dream more, do more and become more.”