Spring time is the season for awards in Nevada County as two presentations happen in the month of April. While the Prescott Nevada County Chamber of Commerce will have its awards during its annual banquet on April 26, 12 days before, the Ila Upchurch Corporation will host its Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet on Saturday, April 14, 2108 at 6 p.m., also at the Prescott High School Cafeteria.

Spring time is the season for awards in Nevada County as two presentations happen in the month of April. While the Prescott Nevada County Chamber of Commerce will have its awards during its annual banquet on April 26, 12 days before, the Ila Upchurch Corporation will host its Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet on Saturday, April 14, 2108 at 6 p.m., also at the Prescott High School Cafeteria.
Graduating seniors of Prescott High School and Nevada High School will be featured this year. Awards will also be presented to a citizen of Nevada County who has been nominated and selected as recipient for the 2018 Citizen of the Year, Theologian of the Year, and Educator of the Year, according to Verion Adams.
Also, scholarship awards will be presented to a graduating senior from Prescott and Nevada School, Adams said.
In 2017, Teresa Blake was named as Upchurch Educator of the Year, and then two weeks later, Blake was also named as Nevada Educator of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce.
Tanner Stone, also from the Nevada School district, was awarded one of two 2017 Upchurch scholarships. Stone was recognized for maintaining a 3.7 grade point average, and he served as a 4-H, FFA and FBLA member..
Shatayana Ross, of Prescott High School, won the 2017 Prescott School District’s Upchurch award and scholarship. Ross was recognized for her 3.67 grade point average as well as her volunteer efforts in the Prescott community.
Also during 2017, Prescott City Police Department and the Nevada County Sheriff's Office were both honored during the Upchurch banquet as officers and deputies enjoyed a meal and salute during the event.
"We wish to say thank you to all law enforcement professionals in our city and county," Elaine Williams, who was the Mistress of Ceremonies last year, said during opening remarks. "Thank you for all that you do to protect and serve our community and make our world a better place."
For more information on the upcoming 2018 Upchurch banquet and awards, contact Adams at 870-887-3563.