*Honors 66 students from Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges
*Top student will represent state on All-USA Community College Academic Team
Governor Jay Inslee will be on hand to help honor recipients at the 21st annual All-Washington Academic Team recognition ceremony on Thursday, March 24. South Puget Sound Community College again hosts the event, which begins at noon in the college’s Student Union Building.
The 2016 All-Washington Academic Team consists of 66 students representing all the state’s 34 community and technical colleges. When the event began 21 years ago, 44 students from 24 community and technical colleges were honored.
Students were nominated for All-Washington recognition through a state program patterned after the national All-USA Academic Team, which Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for two-year colleges, initiated. The program acknowledges students who demonstrate a commitment to success in the classroom and service in their communities.
Contributions from KeyBank will provide each team member with a $250 scholarship, and every public and nearly all independent four-year college and university in the state are offering scholarships to attend their institutions. The top-ranked student receives the New Century Scholarship, worth $2,000. The second-, third-, and fourth-ranked students are honored as Trustee Scholars and will each receive $1,000 scholarships from the Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT). Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU) is offering $2,000 to the top-ranked member, and $1,000 for the second-through-sixth-ranked students. In addition, each team member is a state nominee for the All-USA Community College Academic Team, which will be announced in April.
Along with PTK, the ACT, the Washington Association of Community and Technical Colleges and the SBCTC, along with Key Bank and WSECU, sponsor the All-Washington program. For more information, contact Kelly Green at (360) 596-5214. The complete list of team members and additional event details are available online at spscc.edu/allwa.