Hometown Heroes 2002
|Mr. Emmett Burckell
(center), of Fredericksburg, Va., was nominated by Bridgett Burckell
(left). SGA Officer Ashley Engel (right) presented the award. Hosted
by Rex Waters' section of Elon 101.
Mr. Emmett Burckell from Fredericksburg, Va., nominated by
Bridget Burckell. Beginning on September 12, 2001, Burckell served
as a volunteer rescuer at Ground Zero in New York City because he
had been active in Fire and Rescue training since the age of 15. He
is a graduate of the College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, Va., and
works as a paramedic firefighter in the ER at Mary Washington Hospital
Mr. Leonard Linton from Point Lookout, N.Y., nominated by Gabrielle
Raymond. Awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation for bravery
during WWII, Linton served in the 82nd Airborne Division which helped
liberate the Woebbelin concentration camp and bury the dead. This
experience led him to devote much of his life to studying and lecturing
about the Nazi regime. He raises money to support the 82nd Airborne
Historical Society in Fayetteville, N.C.
|Ms. June Mumme
(center), of Hammond, La., was nominated by Leslie Mumme (left). SGA
Officer Ashlee Rossi (right) presented the award. Hosted by Scott
Nelson's section of Elon 101.
Ms. June Mumme from Hammond, La., nominated by Leslie Mumme.
A breast cancer survivor, Mumme advocates for more research dollars
to provide early detection tests and better treatment protocols. Married
to a college football coach and the dedicated mother of three children,
she has served on the board of the American Cancer Society in her
home community. She encourages regular health screenings and is the
author of "Play the Next Play."
|Ms. Janet Prevatte
(center), of Charlotte, N.C., was nominated by Lindsay Andrews (left).
SGA Officer Joey Rahall (right) presented the award. Hosted by Angela
Lewellyn Jones' section of Elon 101.
Ms. Janet Prevatte from Charlotte, N.C., nominated by Lindsay
Andrews. Founder and coach of the DREAM Team (Daring to Role Model
Excellence as Athletic Mentors) at East Mecklenburg and Butler High
Schools, Prevatte encourages students to make positive lifestyle decisions,
committing themselves to be drug, alcohol, tobacco and violence free.
Her motto is, "DREAM Team for Life!" She has been a teacher
of interior design and currently serves as special populations coordinator
at her school.
|Mr. Patrick Watkins (center),
of Washington, D.C., was nominated by Nicole Miller (right). SGA Officer
Lucas Farmer (left) presented the award. Hosted by Steven House's
section of Elon 101.
Mr. Patrick Watkins from Washington, D.C., nominated by Nicole
Miller. An honors student with a perfect score on the national Latin
exam, Watkins also saw his high school years as a time to serve others.
He inspired many clubs to benefit the community through food drives,
fundraisers and adopt-a-family programs. He organized a teddy bear
collection for children who were victims of Hurricane Floyd and the
largest MS Walk team in Raleigh three years in a row. He inspired
classmates to put the community before self.