At a ceremony at the Shaw Center on Thursday, March 13, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) recognized 24 two-year college honor students who have been named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Louisiana Academic Team.
Among those honored, were Northwest Louisiana Technical College students Luke Adams and Renee Wallace. Adams is enrolled in the Industrial Instrumentation program at the Minden Campus and Wallace is a student in the Business Office Administration program at the Sabine Valley Campus. Both students maintain a perfect 4.0 grade point average while also serving their campuses as president of their respective Student Government Associations.
Students named to the All-Louisiana Academic Team were nominated by the NWLTC Phi Theta Kappa Advisor, Laurie Morrow, on the basis of academic performance, leadership accomplishments, and service to their colleges and to their local communities.
"These students will now participate in the annual All-USA Academic Team competition," Morrow said. "The USA Today, the American Association of Community Colleges, and Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of the Two-Year College, sponsor this annual competition."
The students named to the All-Louisiana Academic Team join an elite group. Less than one percent of America's six million two-year college students have distinguished themselves with this superior level of academic achievement and service to their colleges and communities.
For Adams, being a Phi Theta Kappa honoree means, "being an example of the great educational experiences that happen every day at NWLTC."
Wallace said she is proud of and inspired by this recognition.
"I hope that this can inspire my daughter and my fellow students to achieve their life goals as well," she said.