The recognition ceremony kicked off with a warm welcome from PSP Director, Rikki Wheatley-Boxx, who announced some pretty impressive numbers reached by our 2015-2016 VISTA group - 17,000 clients served in our community and over $200,000 in in-kind and cash donations obtained by our VISTA Members in the past year! Rikki also recognized our dedicated Site Supervisors, who spent countless hours guiding VISTA Members through their service term and helping the members and our staff develop both professionally and personally.
Afterwards, PSP VISTA Leader Shonna Ferree thanked our most valued sponsors - Ross Dress For Less, Shopko, Smith's Marketplace, and Walmart (Logan) - as well as our most valued community partners - members of the USU CCESL Department, Dr. Rebecca Walton, USU student Michael Wheatley, our new VISTA sites (Ridgeline High and The Family Place), and many others. Incoming PSP VISTA Leader Cameron Brewer then joined Shonna at the podium to distribute PVSA Awards and to honor our graduating VISTA Members, who are as follows: Jon Wilkey, Jasmine Despain, Rebecca Miller, Angela Wood, Jennie Hymas, and Angelina Whitehorse. The night ended with a peer recognition ceremony.
We want to thank USU Catering for a delicious meal and professional service. Bluebird Candy also donated the delicious chocolates everyone received in their gift bag. We are so thankful for everyone who attended the banquet and for everyone who continues to support PSP and continues to understand the value of service here in our community!