|By Carmelo Turdo|
The participating teams and NIFA staff gathered in the beautiful arched plank and panel Sinquefield Stateroom on the fourth floor of DuBourg Hall for the awards banquet. The team members formed a buffet line that snaked around sculptures of Native American icons, including Geronimo, as photos of the week's SAFECON activities from The Aero Experience were shown on a screen at center stage. Anticipation filled the hall as the banquet progressed and pleasantries were expressed by several speakers. The event was emceed by Amy Preis, SAFECON Region VI competition coordinator representing St. Louis University.
|Amy Preis from St. Louis University Opens the awards ceremony|
|Chief Judge Eric Barton congratulates participants and awardees|
|St. Louis University Flying Billikens|
|Overall Top Performing Team Oklahoma State University|