The 15th ceremony of the More Honors Academy Awards took place on Friday evening, April 27, at the Skaptopara Sports Hall. The show gathered students, professors and alumni in a world of creativity, humor and extensive laughter.
This year’s hosts were Christian Hammerdorfer and Tinatin Machavariani (Tiko). They opened the show with a cover of the famous Summer Nights from Grease – in honor of the memorable “Skapto Nights”. There were 15 awards given at the ceremony this year – 13 categories each accompanied by a video, a Lifetime Achievement award and the More Honors Scholarship.
Here are the winners for each category:
Gossip – Nikolay Petrov
Public Enemy – Cyrus Reed
Future Leader – Dimitar Chatleski
Lick-a-fessor – Adeliada Mehmetaj
Casanova – Jeffrey Nilsen
AUBGeek – Ergys Ristani
Looney – Atanas Mihnev
Freshman – Khalil Zada
Hipster – Leo Wigger
Alcohol Friendly – Michiel Hommel
Facepalm – Miss AUBG
Coolest Non-Student – Mark Trocinski
5th Element – Meal Plan Protest
This year’s MH Scholarship was awarded to two videos. Elena Zhdanova received second place with a prize of 1000 BGN. The first prize, 2000 BGN, went to the “Ignat Ivanov aka Indiana Jones” video done by Sergiu Barajin, Raman Ksaitor and Yavor Kiryakov. The scholarship was awarded by Anguel Anguelov (Mostuna) – the person who created the More Honors Awards back in 1998. Upon congratulating the winners of the video contest, Mostuna emphasized that the message of the video was the most important element that the judges were looking for. This is the fourth year that the Academy is conducting the scholarship contest. The money for the award is raised with the help of More Honors’ founders, alumni members and friends.
The Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 went to Professor Robert Phillips. On stage, Phillips sent his thanks to the Academy and encouraged the audience to always be one united community. His advice to all graduating and continuing students in the hall was to “support each other!”
There are 27 “morons” that stand behind the show this year. All of them dedicated their energy to preserve the More Honors name and make the 15th anniversary of the show unforgettable.