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Florissant Valley SGA Receives MCCA Award

November 11, 2014

Make a Difference Award  
Students hold aloft the Make a Difference Award.

The Student Government Association (SGA) at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley won the “Make a Difference Award” at the recent Missouri Community College Association  Student Government Conference in Branson, Mo.

They received the award for their involvement in the Ferguson Urban League Job Fair.

“Their "Make a Difference" project included an application, presentation as well as a skit,” said Gwen Nixon, manager of campus life at Florissant Valley.

SGA, with the support of the Child Development Center staff and volunteers, provided kid-friendly activities and showed the popular Disney movie, "Frozen," for children ages 2 to 12 years. They played basketball and set up a gaming area equipped with X-Box and Wii for children 13 years and older.

They also assisted with voter registration and served as guides who provided information and directions to the various activities on the campus.

SGA members Xavier Souter, Shaneil Gowe, Jarrett Harrisson and Claire McCray were instrumental in bringing the project to fruition. 

Outstanding Student Leader Award  
Gwen Nixon (left) and Xavier Souter

“Their accomplishments are amazing and I am proud of them for continuing the legacy of being the best SGA chapter in the state of Missouri,” said Nixon.

In addition, Souter, president of SGA, received the Outstanding Student Leader Award. Souter is currently serving as the MCCA Student Government president; his term ends in May 2015.

“It is a great honor to receive this award from MCCA, but I could not have done it without my SGA board, so I want to thank them,” said Souter.