Smith receives Wor-Wic faculty honors scholarship
May 02, 2016

Alexandria Smith of Berlin, an honors student at Wor-Wic Community College, is this year’s $500 faculty honors scholarship winner.

Selection is based on scholastic achievement and an essay competition judged by the honors program committee at Wor-Wic. Applicants were required to write a research-based argumentative essay on the value of the historical artifacts being destroyed by ISIS and the loss a culture would face following their destruction. Smith’s award-winning essay called "A Holocaust on History" argued that artifacts are treasured relics, and that if history is lost, future generations would suffer the adverse effects.

“I was drawn to the honors program because I like a challenge,” Smith said. “Honors courses are more about expressing your creativity and exercising your critical thinking. The honors program has been very beneficial to me. It has allowed me to express myself in a more creative way, which has improved my outlook on life.”

Smith is a dean’s list student who is taking the prerequisite courses necessary to enter Wor-Wic’s nursing program. After completing her degree at Wor-Wic, she plans to transfer to Salisbury University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing.