2020 Penn State student award recipients announced

A pink dogwood tree blooms on campus

A pink dogwood tree provides a nice foreground to Old Main on the University Park campus of Penn State. 

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Each year, Penn State honors several students for the highest levels of academic excellence, outstanding leadership and meritorious service. The 2020 student award recipients exemplify best practices and achievements among Penn State students, reflecting the University's mission of teaching, research and service.

The award recipients are listed below by category.

Student achievement awards:

-- Ardeth and Norman Frisbey International Student Award: Nakul Grover

-- Astronaut Scholarship Foundation: Katelyn Kirchner

-- Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation recipients: Autumn Deitrick and Rachel Swope

-- Ernest B. McCoy Memorial Award recipients: Grant Ament and Kaleigh Riehl

-- Ralph Dorn Hetzel Memorial Award: Celeste Makay

-- The Jackson Lethbridge Tolerance Award: Ebonie Slade

-- The John W. Oswald Award recipients: Dario Natarelli, creative and performing arts; Renee Margolis, journalism, speech and the mass media; Blake Gillikin, athletics; Abigail Cowser, scholarship; Allyson Stump, social services and Jake Griggs, student government

-- The Eric A. Walker Award: Marlisa Shaw

A full description of each of the student awards online at http://awardsrecognition.psu.edu/student-awards/student-achievement-awards/.