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Phi Theta Kappa Awards Three Highland Studentspublished March 4, 2021
Phi Theta Kappa Awards Three Highland Students Gustavo Nava and Cassidy Goering of Highland's main campus and Erica Whearty of Highland's Wamego campus. They were nominated by faculty and then selected through a committee based on their GPA, volunteer work, and Phi Theta Kappa activities.
Phi Theta Kappa is the International honor society for two-year colleges, symbolizing excellence in higher education and a commitment to students. Phi Theta Kappa has recognized and encouraged scholarship among two-year college students for 100 years by providing stimulation and enrichment while promoting the academic integrity of the associate degree program. For these reasons, the American Association of Community Colleges has designated Phi Theta Kappa the official honor society for two-year colleges. Students with a Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa.
Kansas All-State Academic Team
Kansas is one of 39 states participating in the All-State Academic Team program. The State Academic Teams were introduced in 1994 as a way to provide scholastic recognition to Phi Theta Kappa members, while promoting excellence at two-year colleges. The State Academic Teams are a division of the All-USA Community College Academic Team. The program is sponsored by Follett Higher Education Group with additional support provided by the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa. The country’s finest community college students competed for recognition, spots on the national team and scholarships. The Kansas All-State Academic Team is designed to provide the same kind of recognition to our state’s two-year college scholars by saluting their academic achievement, leadership and service