For more than 80 years, Washington State University has recognized ten of the top seniors in each graduating class. This award represents the highest standards in specific aspects of the college experience, including academics, athletics, campus involvement, community service, and visual and performing arts.
WSU Tri-Cities student Savanna Navarro Kresse was honored earlier this year with a national award for her work in increasing student democratic engagement on campus and in the regional Tri-Cities community.
Navarro Kresse earned an “Honor Role” award through the ALL IN Challenge Awards program, where she was invited to be honored in Washington, D.C. She was selected as one of 10 students for the category, which specifically recognizes student leadership in helping college students to improve nonpartisan civic learning, political engagement and voter participation.
Bernie served for nearly five years in the U.S. Marine Corps. As a student veteran at WSU Tri-Cities, Bernie led the effort in partnering with Bombing Range Brewing Company to initiate a partnership with the Patriots’ Club and Veterans Center at WSU Tri-Cities to provide hands-on opportunities for student veterans in beermaking, which also led to the organization donating more than $2,000 back to student veteran-related services. She serves as a tasting room attendant and participates in local events and limited production at Kiona Vineyards and Winery. Additionally, she works at the WSU Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser, where she works with associate professor Michelle Moyer on nematicide efficacy evaluation, nematode management and rootstock evaluations as it pertains to wine grapes and vineyards.
This WSU Tri-Cities – Office of Student Life Evening of Excellence award is given to a student for their excellence in student leadership at WSU Tri-Cities.
Of her three passions, Remy plans to make the most impact in women’s advocacy. Her dream is to one day become the Executive Director for the White House Council on Women and Girls. In her efforts to continuously make a difference in her community, Plate has lobbied at the state capitol, where she’s met with legislators about the Washington Promise Scholarship and advocated for student loans plan for undocumented students.
This WSU Tri-Cities – Office of Student Life Evening of Excellence award is given to a student that has gone above and beyond for their on-campus job.
This WSU Tri-Cities – Office of Student Life Evening of Excellence award is given to a student organization for their contributions to leadership development and transformational student involvement.