"Winning the Outstanding Student Award makes students aware of just how much they did during their time at Sterling College," said Tina Wohler, vice president of student life.
The Outstanding Student Award is given to seniors who exemplify outstanding academic achievement, leadership skills and involvement, and an enthusiastically Christian faith. They must also have a cumulative GPA of 3.4. The final choice is made through a vote by faculty and staff.
Michelle Sumption, named the Outstanding Female Student, was praised for her sense of humor, keen mind, selflessness and overall joy. Sumption served as an R.A. in her residence hall and was very involved in missions at SC. Sumption is from Vinton, Iowa and is the daughter or Ron and Judy Sumption.
Matt Ehresman, named the Outstanding Male Student, was involved in many activities at Sterling. He served as the editor of "The Stir" his junior year and as a resident assistant and the student government president his senior year. He also led a worship team and participated in missions trips. Ehresman is from Wichita, Kan., and is the son of Terry and Joan Ehresman.
"I know these two are going to do wonderful things," said Wohler. "It was an honor to work with them."