One of the culminating events of every school year is the annual Honors Reception at both the Mt. Vernon and Whidbey Island Campuses. The Honors Reception is a celebration of both academic achievement and student involvement in campus activities. Supported by both the Office of Student Life and the Skagit Valley College Foundation, the Honors Reception is an evening filled with scholarship and activity awards and is concluded with a reception for the honorees, family, and friends, as well as college faculty and staff. At the Mt. Vernon campus the evening includes the awarding of the prestigious McIntyre Scholarship and the naming of the annual Lewis Award winner, the campus Student of the Year. At the Whidbey Island Campus reception both the Yates Award (Whidbey Island Campus) and the Carol Huber Award (South Whidbey Center) are presented to their respective outstanding students as well.