Amanda Platte is from Longmont, Colo., currently working on an Associate of Arts with a degree of designation in Early Childhood Education. She plans to attend the University of Northern Colorado in the fall. Amanda has left her mark at Northeastern through her service as a resident assistant, work study in the Residence Life office, Northeastern Ambassador, Secretary of Zeta Theta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, and substitute teacher at a local preschool. Through these various positions, she has grown into a remarkable student leader.
Stephanie Bushnell is from Fort Lupton, Colo., currently working on an Associates of Science with a degree of designation in Animal Science and Agricultural Education. She plans to attend West Texas A&M in the fall. Stephanie is one of the most involved student leaders at Northeastern: She serves as the Aggies Club President, Farm Bureau member, Northeastern Ambassador, Resident Assistant and work study in the agriculture department. Her resume speaks volumes, as Stephanie has been a standout leader since her freshman year.
The Rising Star Award is bestowed upon community college students who exhibit a high level of leadership and involvement in student activities, along with maintaining a 3.0 grade point average. Amanda and Stephanie have shown initiative both inside and outside of the classroom to make Northeastern a more positive and inviting campus.