Davie student earns accolades at High Point University

Published 12:26 pm Tuesday, May 14, 2024

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A Davie student at High Point University was recognized at Honors and Scholars Day ceremonies on April 16.

Among the notable awards, several students were named “Extraordinary Leaders” for their stellar performance in the classroom, service to the University community and demonstrated leadership among their peers.

Michael “Ben” Smid has received many accolades from the Earl N. Phillips School of Business, as a Business Fellow and Chief Junior Marshal.

As a senior finance major from Advance, his leadership has contributed to many achievements for HPU’s Professional Selling Club, including donating more than 100 Thanksgiving meal boxes through the Boys and Girls Club to families in the High Point community.

Smid has participated in both the Truist Leadership Institute and Disney Institute through HPU. He will be a technology adviser in Fort Myers, Fla.

Extraordinary Leaders are nominated by faculty, staff and fellow students with more than 200 nominations received. These students have embraced the holistic education at HPU by leading by example, commitment to their academic endeavors and desire to improve the community at large.