A Brigham Young University undergraduate was recently recognized as Student of the Year by the Utah chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children for her work as co-president of the BYU student chapter.
Melissa Sevy, majoring in special education, received the Jeanette Misaka Student of the Year Award at the annual conference for the Utah chapter of the CEC March 27 in St. George, Utah.
In addition to Sevy's recognition, the BYU CEC chapter was awarded four of the six student chapter awards at the conference and Bre Bell, a BYU undergraduate majoring in special education, received the Most Professionally Developed award.
BYU students were judged against other universities in Utah.
Sevy was recognized for organizing and participating in monthly service projects working with individuals with disabilities in the Provo community, increasing membership in the BYU CEC chapter, tutoring a young girl with autism, participating in monthly state CEC meetings and other accomplishments.
The BYU CEC Chapter was recognized for fundraising, highest growth, most creative activity and best publicity.
The CEC is an international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. The organization includes teachers, administrators, students, parents, paraprofessionals and related support service providers.
For more information, call Katie Sampson at (801) 422-1408.
Writer: Thomas Grover