Dr. Walstrum, president of Clover Park Technical College, and Governor Gregoire join together to congratulate Rebecca Powell, center, on her academic achievements and community leadership at the recent All-Washington Academic Team ceremony in Olympia.
Congratulations to Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) student Rebecca Powell. She was recently recognized for her outstanding academic achievements by Governor Gregoire at the All-Washington Academic Team awards and ceremony last month.
Powell is currently enrolled in the Environmental Sciences and Technology program at CPTC. She was one of 62 students statewide to be honored.
The All-Washington Academic Team recognizes the state’s finest higher education students. The program has become a showcase for Washington’s community and technical colleges because it highlights the academic high achievers and their involvement in their community.
Nearly sixteen years ago, Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for Two Year Colleges, introduced the All-USA Academic Team to recognize and honor two-year college students for their scholastic achievement and community and college service.
In 1994, state-level academic teams were introduced as a way to provide scholarships and scholastic recognition to Phi Theta Kappa members, while promoting excellence at two-year colleges. Students nominated to the All-USA Academic Team are automatically named to their state team.
In 1996, Washington launched its state program. In 2007, the All-Washington Academic Team project has grown to include more than 60 students representing all 34 community and technical colleges in Washington state. Visit the All-Washington Academic Team web page to learn more about the event.