When Emily Prevost, a student at Nipissing University, spotted a post on social media asking for nominations for the “sweetest student,” she knew who she’d be nominating right away.
A friend of hers, met during the opening week at Nipissing, during the hyper-eventful Frosh Week, Michaela Adams was nominated for the heart she showed her follow Froshies immediately.
“This was a few days after the amazing race at frosh,” Prevost said. “The sweetest person I know came to mind. During the Amazing Race, a friend of ours got 24 slivers in her foot and Michaela sat and picked them all out for her. Another time, she made me dinner for no reason, saying ‘hey, I know you’re busy, so I made you food!’”
So, John and Nathan Serran from SugarDaddy Cupcakes and Catering presented a certificate and four cupcakes to Michaela Adams, the first winner of "Sweetest Student of the Week."
“It feels really nice,” Adams said, receiving the certificate and cupcakes—deemed so pretty by her, she almost didn’t want to eat them. “I never had a lot of close friends and I’m meeting all these new people and they already feel like such close friends.”
As a result, she’s already started thinking of other students to nominate, a feat that would prove challenging by how quickly she was meeting so many great people in the community.
“I’m from South River and I really like the Nursing program here,” she said. “My dad’s a Nipissing grad and my mom’s a Canadore grad, so this was their idea I look at here, but I got a really good feeling when I came to visit and I love it so far.”
The Serrans were glad to meet Adams and present her with the first of their community initiative to highlight some of the great people around.
“We were working with Sarah here at NUSU and we were working on ways to welcome new students to the community and highlight some of the great things they do within the community and that goes appreciated,” John said. “I used to go to Nipissing so it’s nice to give back in that sense.”
“We wanted to stick to Nipissing and North Bay themed cupcakes,” Nathan said. “People don’t always understand the beauty of North Bay and when they come up here for the first time they get it.”