LRCC's Johnson Rising Stars Awards Finalist

LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) Business Management Honor Student, Kimberly Johnson of Meredith has been named one of four finalists for the 2013 Rising Stars Award, College Student of the Year in New Hampshire.

Carlene Rose  LRCC Business, Accounting, and Office Technology Management Department Chair Carlene Rose, said ."LRCC faculty, staff, and students are proud to have Kim as the sole community college student finalist. She is a top-notch young lady who is quite worthy of receiving the College Student of the Year in New Hampshire. Ms. Johnson is extremely active at LRCC."

Johnson is President of LRCC's Phi Beta Lambda, a nationally recognized student club, and has been active in PBL since becoming a student. Johnson was the recipient of the 2013 LRCC Academic Excellence Award from the Business Department. She is also active in the College's Prescott Hill Authors Society, PHAS Tracks, a national award-winning literary publication.

She is presently doing an internship at Lakes Region Community Services and was heavily involved in LRCC's Flapjack Fundraiser for Autism where PBL raised $800 for the Autism Foundation. Johnson took first place at PBL's State Leadership Conference for Public Speaking.

The Rising Stars, an initiative of Stay Work Play in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio, announce the finalists. The Rising Stars Awards are a call to celebrate and recognize New Hampshire's remarkable young professionals and college students, and recognize businesses and organizations that go the extra mile to recruit and retain the Rising Stars.

The Rising Stars Awards celebratory was held October 7  at the Pandora Mill, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester. The emcee for the evening was Virginia Prescott of New Hampshire Public Radio's "Word of Mouth." For additional information, contact Stay Work Play New Hampshire, 603-860-2245.