Two outstanding Oasis students were recognized at the Associated Students of Western Nevada (ASWN) College Awards presentation on April 28 in Carson City. Senior Kaitlyn Hert and Junior Casamaro White both received awards.

Hert received an award as an Outstanding Jump Start Student and White received an award as an Outstanding Liberal Arts student. 

Professor Timothy Mayo from Western Nevada College nominated White. His nomination read, “Casamaro has been an outstanding student in Math. I nominated him because he has enormous leadership potential and he set a positive tone in my classes. He also provides support for his classmates.”

Hert was nominated by Oasis Academic Advisor Cheryl Venturacci. “Kaitlyn has been 100% committed to pursuing a career in the medical field. Following her dream of working in the medical profession, Kaitlyn was determined to take all of the classes at WNC that she needed to obtain the Associate of Science degree. She is the exemplary college student, meeting with professors often, countless hours of homework and studying, all while working as an intern at the Churchill County District Attorney's office and is the catcher for the Oasis Academy softball team. It is rare to find a high school student who is so dedicated to their future endeavors as I have found in Kaitlyn.” said Venturacci. 

“Each year we take just a few hours to recognize outstanding students in academics, service and leadership,” said Heather Rikalo, Student Life coordinator and ASWN adviser. “We celebrate the best of WNC with family and friends and help close our year with real joy and celebration for these students.”