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Lorenzo Snow Awards Recognize Outstanding Students

Ten students to be honored at annual event

April 22, 2024–EPHRAIM, UT – Snow College is pleased to announce the winners of the 2024 Lorenzo Snow Awards. Lorenzo Snow, one of the namesakes of the school, was known for being a believer in personal accountability and excellence. Each year, Snow College recognizes ten students who exemplify these characteristics. The following students will be recognized in a ceremony to be held on April 23, 2024.

Outstanding Business and Applied Technology Student: Maddison Wall
Nursing student Maddison Wall is a positive influence on her classmates, instructors, and everyone she meets. Maddison serves as the class representative for her cohort, a tutor, and an IVC facilitator in addition to her outstanding classwork. She has so much potential and will be a fantastic nurse.
Outstanding Natural Science and Mathematics Student: Emily Thurston Pattee
Emily is studying genetics and has demonstrated exceptional research skills, leading her research team in a project using DNA barcoding to identify grasshopper species in the local area. Emily is a natural leader and helps lift all those around her.
Outstanding Humanities Student: Elizabeth Allred
Elizabeth shows excellence in her coursework, citizenship, and service. In addition to her coursework, she has taught lower-level English as a second language classes (ESL), mentored peers, and tutored ESL students. Elizabeth is a reliable and valuable member of the Humanities Division.
Outstanding Social and Behavioral Science Student: Avery Allred
Family and Consumer Science (FCS) major Avery Allred has been highly involved during her time at Snow. She has been involved in several campus service projects and was selected to represent the division on Capitol Hill. Avery is kind, inclusive, innovative, and a natural leader.
Outstanding Fine Arts and Communications Student: Emilie Lewellen
Music major Emilie Lewellen takes her coursework seriously. She has maintained a high GPA while also taking on leadership positions. A skilled musician, she has also spent many hours volunteering. Emilie embodies everything that Snow College stands for. She is truly a rare find.
Male Athlete of the Year: Max Triplett
Max has played on the men’s basketball team for two years and was voted team captain. His dominance on the court is mirrors by his excellence in the classroom. Max has maintained a 4.0 is working toward a degree in mechanical engineering. He is an inspiration and will leave a lasting legacy on the athletics program.
Female Athlete of the Year: Ainsley Thurber
Ainsley has been a one-of-a-kind leader on the women’s basketball team and in the community. Voted as team captain, Ainsley leads her team on and off the court. Her exemplary leadership and willingness to help anyone in need has left a great impact on the people in the community and Snow College.
Inspirational Student: Lydia Dent
Lydia is a constant source of inspiration to those around her. She has excelled in her academic pursuits and in her role as a resident assistant. Lydia helps to foster a sense of community—she is one who sees people and their value. She inspires others through her actions and unwavering positivity despite a myriad of trials that confront her.
Lorenzo Snow: Nicolas Ziadi
Nicolas is not only an impressive student, but he is also genuinely a pleasure to be around. Coming from Argentina, he noticed that many international students suffered from homesickness. Nicolas jumped in to find solutions that brought a sense of community. While many students talk about problems, Nicolas looks for solutions and helps lift those around him.
Badger of the Year: Bishwas Thapa
Bishwas is a great force for good at Snow. His dedication to his studies is an inspiration to those around him. He gives his all to everything he does and has been a great asset to the Software Engineering department. A founding member of the Computer Science club, he has shared his love for the field with his peers and left an impact on the school.
Student Employee of the Year: McKell Syddall
Wellness Advocate and Healthy Badgers Representative McKell Syddall is a dream employee. As the only Wellness Advocate on the Richfield campus, McKell worked diligently to spread awareness and help to her fellow Badgers. She is responsible, kind, compassionate, and empathetic—all the traits we ever hope for in an employee.

President Stacee Yardley McIff will present each student with their award. She said, “We are so proud of our students and are happy to celebrate their accomplishments. Their hard work, coupled with our faculty and staff’s care, is a recipe for student success.”

For more information about the Lorenzo Snow Awards at Snow College or to see a list of past recipients, please contact Suzanne Broadbent at ude.wons@tnebdaorb.ennazus or visit

About Snow College

Snow College, founded in 1888 by Utah pioneers, is a two-year college with campuses located in Ephraim and Richfield, Utah, and a learning center in Nephi, Utah. Serving more than 5,000 students, the college is committed to helping students graduate debt-free, gain resume-worthy experience, and develop a plan for the future. The affordable price and personalized environment full of opportunities allow students who find Snow College to find themselves. Learn more about all Snow College has to offer online at